By Dr Narendra Saini
Cases : 36,753,904 deaths : 1,066,856 US Cases 7,833,763 death 217,738
India : Cases 6,906,151
Brazil : cases 5,029,539 deaths 149034 (worldometer)
Vitamin D may reduce complications related to Covid-19, study finds
A study has concluded that hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are less likely to have life-threatening complications if they have sufficient vitamin D levels. The sunshine vitamin, as it is often referred to, is synthesised within the body with as little as 15 to 30 minutes of early morning sun exposure.A low vitamin D status, measured as the plasma level of the transport form of vitamin D, 25(OH)D,is widespread worldwide.The researchers found that having a vitamin D level of above 30 ng/ml was significantly associated with having less severe COVID-19.The researchers also found that the patients with sufficient vitamin D had higher blood lymphocyte counts and lower levels of C-reactive protein in their blood, both of which indicate a positive immune response and may reduce the likelihood of developing cytokine storm, which can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome in COVID-19 patients, sometimes resulting in death. Scientist believes that being vitamin D sufficient helps to fight consequences from being infected not only with the coronavirus but also other viruses causing upper respiratory tract illnesses including influenza.
Vitamin D supplement requirements vary with age “For those under the age of one, 400 IU per day is standard, whereas in children and adults, the dosage can range from 600-800 IU per day. There are only a few dietary sources of vitamin D eg.cod liver oil, fat fish, and mushrooms. Vitamin D status can be significantly improved by fortified foods. Over 60 years of age, a reduction in the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin becomes apparent
face coverings (nose &mouth) should be part of new normal.
Smoking in any form at this time should be banned in public places as it may increase the spread of virus
Teamwork and feeling of openness is important for winning this Corona war.
Dr Narendra Saini
Chairman AMR committee IMA Hq
Past Sec Gen IMA
Director SAINI DIAGNOSTICS ICMR approved lab for RTPCR testing