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Dr. Deepak Bhosle

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Dr. Deepak Bhosle – Diabetologist
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), Diploma in Diabetology
Consultant Diabetologist
Deogiri Diabetes Centre, Aurangabad

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required in your body since it plays a number of important roles in the body, including maintaining the health of your bones, teeth and joints, kidney and liver functions, cardiovascular function and assisting immune system function. Latest research has shown that the amount of people that are vitamin D deficient have increased and more than half of the world population in the adult age group suffers from vitamin D deficiency. (more…)

Dr.Vijay Bang - Lilavati Hospital

VITAMIN D AND HEART HEALTH

Dr. Vijay Bang – Cardiologist
MD, DM, FCSI, FESC, FACC, FSCAI (USA)
Intervention Cardiologist/ Heart Care Services
Lilavati Hospital And Research Centre, Bandra, Mumbai

Heart Health:

Vitamin D is a nutrient and hormone that is required by the body for various functions. It can be obtained from either dietary sources or from exposure of the skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Vitamin D can also be obtained through fortified foods or as a supplement. As such, deficiency of Vitamin D can be due to minimal sunlight exposure, inadequate dietary or supplement intake, and severe liver or kidney disease. (more…)

Vitamin D Impact On Insulin Resistance In Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Dr Kundan Khamkar, MBBS, MD
Founder & Medical Director, DiabaPro Diabetes Clinic, Pune
Areas of Specialization:
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 & 2 patients
  • Gestational Diabetes Patients
  • Obese patients
  • Hypertensive Patients
  • Diabetics with complications

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Vitamin D plays an important role for maintenance of calcium and bone homeostasis. Over the years, vitamin D deficiency has been found associated with various non skeletal diseases such as diabetes mellitus. (more…)

Dr. Abdul Mansoor

Reduced blood flow to the heart and its association with Vitamin D deficiency

Dr. Abdul Mansoor,
MBBS,MD, DM, (Cardiology) MRCP
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Qualifications:
MBBS from JSS Medical College Mysore
MD (General Medicine) from MGM Medical College, Indore University Gold Medalist (MD)
DM from Govt Medical College, Trivandrum
MRCP (UK)
Areas of Specialistion:
  1. Coronary Artery Intervention
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Electrophysiology
  4. Preventive Cardiology

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One of the major causes of death globally is coronary artery disease. All communities and countries are witnessing a surge in coronary artery disease, and India (more…)

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia

Heart And Blood Vessel Problems Also Seem To Be Stemming From Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia
M.D. Consulting Physician & Cardiologist & Critical Care Physician
Associated With
Saifee Hospital, Sir H. N. Hospital, and Smt. Motiben B. Dalvi Hospital.
Apart from General Medicine, he has large number of patients suffering from Ischemic Heart Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, (Stroke) , Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, etc. He is a Critical Care Physician and his opinion on Critically ill patients and his participation in patient care is always in demand.

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Adults and/or children that have a Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin) level of less than 50 nmol/l (20 ng/l) can be considered as deficient in Vitamin D. Strikingly, approximately 30% to 50% of all healthy, (more…)

Dr. Pradeep Gadge'

Diabetes And Its Complications Are Influenced By Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Pradeep Gadge is a renowned Diabetologist in Mumbai, who is well known for managing complicated diabetic cases.
Dr. Gadge topped the Diabetology examination, beating the second ranker by a huge margin of 10%. Over the years, he has written chapters on diabetes in various textbooks and has been a Clinical Investigator on several clinical trials. Dr. Gadge is in the teaching faculty for postgraduate Diabetology students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Mumbai.

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Introduction

All over the world deficiencies of Vitamin D are rising. In the recent years, researchers have shown a link between Vitamin D deficiency and the inability for the body to make insulin, a hormone required for maintaining normal blood sugar. It is also becoming clearer that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with developing diabetes and/or worsening of diabetic complications such as painful nerves in the limbs. Vitamin D deficiency also seems to increase the risk of heart and vessel disease. (more…)

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Worsen Urinary Tract Infection?

Dr Meera Ragavan
Consultant Obstetrician at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR

 

Have you ever felt a burning sensation while passing urine? Or have you ever had increased urge to urinate? If so you could be suffering from Urinary Tract Infection. Not urinating for nearly 3-4 hours, one would be at the risk of getting this disease. Adding more fuel to the burning issue, one with Vitamin D deficiency and diabetes should be more careful as all these issues could be life threatening. Dr Meera Ragavan, Consultant Obstetrician at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR and The Chennai Speciality Klinic in an interview to THP team talks about the connection between Vitamin D deficiency and Urinary Tract infection. (more…)

Vitamin D Can Cure Osteoarthritis?

Dr Vijay Reddy
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

Osteoarthritis is a condition in which joints, cartilage and bone degrades. Some of the common symptoms for the disease include joint pain, tenderness and stiffness. The number of OA cases is increasing day after day. Many suggest Vitamin D as an option to get relieved from OA. Also there is another faction, which denies this fact. A recent research conducted by researchers in Tufts Medical Center in USA, proves Vitamin D supplementation will not help curing Osteoarthritis. Dr Vijay Reddy, a well known Orthopaedic Surgeon in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai explains about OA and Vitamin D supplementation for the same.
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Osteoporosis and Vitamin D

Dr Prashant Tejwani
Consultant Orthopaedics and Limb Reconstruction
Sparsh Hospital

 

Osteoporosis affects women mostly. Women in the age of 41-60 and above 60 are at the risk of getting osteoporosis. Many women today have osteoporosis complaints. But at the same time, they are not aware of the risks involved in it. Lack of calcium and especially vitamin D is considered as the main reason for this condition. Hence it is important to combat Vitamin D deficiency to overcome the risk of osteoporosis. Dr Prashant Tejwani, Consultant Orthopaedics and Limb Reconstruction at Sparsh Hospitals, Bengaluru, in an interview with the THP team explains how osteoporosis affects women and how can one combat by getting sufficient Vitamin D. (more…)

Giving Sufficient Vitamin D For Your New Born

Vitamin D deficiency has now become common among everyone. 7 out of 10 individuals we see today are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is important for regulating calcium levels of blood and bone. Maintaining adequate level of calcium in the blood is important for muscle contractions, heart muscle activity, blood clotting and other various metabolic and hormonal activities. (more…)