Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency- An Update

  • Md Abdur Razzak Professor & Head, Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Anisur Rahman Classified Specialist in Medicine and Gastroenterologist, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka
  • Umme Habiba Begum Associate professor of Paediatric, Rangpur Community Medical College
  • Quazi Audry Arafat Rahman Assistant Registrar, Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Abdul Wahab Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, AFMC, Dhaka
Keywords: Vitamin D, 25(OH)D3, skeletal and non-skeletal

Abstract

Vitamin D Deficiency is a world-wide problem and it is defined as 25(OH)D3 level below 20 ng/ml. It contributes skeletal and non-skeletal health effects. Musculo-skeletal abnormalities along with non-skeletal health effects such as microbial infection, cardiovascular disorders, cancers, autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergy, endocrine and metabolic diseases, mental health etc are seen in Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is mostly under diagnosed or under attention topics or unaware matter to general population. It is mostly preventable and treatable condition that needs due attention to life-style modification, medication, self-awareness and campaign and further research.

Journal of Armed Forces Medical College Bangladesh Vol.14(1) 2018: 78-83

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2019-08-22
How to Cite
Razzak, M. A., Rahman, M. A., Begum, U. H., Rahman, Q. A., & Wahab, M. A. (2019). Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency- An Update. Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh, 14(1), 78-83. https://doi.org/10.3329/jafmc.v14i1.42729
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Review Article