Article Category: Vitamin D
Vitamin D injections may benefit patients who do not show improvement with oral supplementation after weight loss surgery. We have published a study that shows definitive improvement for post-weight loss surgical patients’ vitamin D level with IM injections. injectable-vitamin-d-for-bariatric-patients-unresponsive-to-oral-supplementation
Vitamin D toxicity is extremely rare. This is due to the mechanism of the toxicity. Vitamin D itself is not toxic. The toxicity result from the high calcium levels caused by high vitamin D.
Vitamin D toxicity is rarely seen. This is even more so in post-weight loss surgical, duodenal switch patients.
There are concerns with Vitamin D supplementations. However, some have also raised concerns about Vitamin D toxicity.
Vitamin D is recognized to be critical in several physiologic functions. Therefore more attention should be given to supplementation and normal level maintaince.
Regardless of whether vitamin D protects against COVID-19, adequate levels are important for bone health. “Avoiding vitamin D deficiency is always a goal,” Ross wrote. “If the diet doesn’t include vitamin D fortified milk or natural products like fish, then a supplement of the RDA [recommended dietary allowance] amount (600-1000 IU per day) provides good assurance. I consider this a ‘good idea,’ but I don’t want to leave the impression that diet cannot be sufficient.”
In this single-center, retrospective cohort study, likely deficient vitamin D status was associated with increased COVID-19 risk, a finding that suggests that randomized trials may be needed to determine whether vitamin D affects COVID-19 risk.
A regular bolus of vitamin D supplementation was associated with less severe COVID-19 and better survival in frail elderly. It is therefore recommended that the patient take the supplements.
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