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…)

Overcoming Vitamin D deficiency in women

Dr U Ayyagari
MBBS, DMRD, MRCP(UK), HFMC (UK), CCT(UK) (Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine). Senior Consultant Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Apollo Sugar Clinics OMR, Consultant in Antenatal Diabetes and Endocrinology, Apollo Speciality Hospitals OMR and Apollo Cradle, Karapakkam, Chennai.
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Vitamin D For Diabetes Patients

Dr A Ramachandran’s – Diabetes Hospitals|
Director & Consultant Diabetologist,
Dr A Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals

In his previous interview to THP team, Dr Arun Raghavan of Dr. A Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals spoke about the Diabetes Treatment and the future scope for the same. In this issue, he is sharing details on Vitamin D and its connection with combating Diabetes.

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What’s the Vitamin D diet you recommend for a person with the risk of getting Diabetes?
Ans: A diabetic patient has to take less carbohydrates, one fruit a day, fruits like Apple, Guava, Papaya…
One should strictly avoid sweets. If you’re in diet for a week and then if you’re going to have a sweet, then all your efforts in dieting goes in vain. (more…)

Make hay while the sun shines

Dr Natesan Thyagarajan
Consultant paediatrician and Neonatologist
Sooriya hospital vadapalani Chennai.
Post graduate in paediatrics from Madras Medical College Chennai.
Worked in United Kingdom for several years and has completed the specialist
training in paediatrics and neonatology and was awarded MRCPCH, CCST by the Royal College of paediatrics and child health.
Has special interest in neonatology and developmental paediatrics.
Currently working as a consultant in Sooriya hospital vadapalani Chennai.

“Make hay while the sun shines” is a proverb and in day to day life make vitamin D while the sun shines

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. Vitamin D is mainly derived from the action of sunlight on 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin, and vitamin D deficiency is more likely to occur in individuals with darker skins or in those whose skin extensively covered. The principal actions of Vitamin D are to stimulate absorption of calcium by the gut and promote mineralisation of bone. (more…)

Vitamin D synthesis in the body

Dr. Vijay R. Kakatkar,
M.S (Ortho), D. Ortho. (BOM), Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Ramkrishna Medical Research Centre & Jai Hospital, Nashik



Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine Vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. India being tropical country with lot of sunlight round the year, Vitamin D deficiency was thought to be very rare amongst Indians. But it is not so. We have a large population of all age groups having Vitamin D deficiency with varied clinical presentation. (more…)

Vitalize Through Vitamin D

Dr. S. Venkataramanan
MBBS, MS (Orth), D.Orth
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon,
Specialist Joint Replacement,
Arthroscopy & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Vitamins are vital supplements for human body to stay healthy. Of all the vitamins, Vita–min D is the only vitamin that can be made by the human body from sun exposure. Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” and plays a very important role in maintaining stronger bones and good health.


Why is Vitamin D Important?

By Mr. Prashant Nagre

Why is there a sudden interest in Vitamin D in recent times?

The sudden interest in Vitamin D originates from the fact that the scientific community has made huge strides in the current understanding its importance as well as the fact that countries with high sunshine exposures are the ones that report highest levels of Vitamin D deficiency as well. This contrast has been a subject for research and there have been some interesting results. (more…)

D for Development

By Vitamin D Guru panel

We all want the best for our children – the best of education, best of nutrition, best of opportunities and yes, the very best of health.

As parents, we spend vast amounts of money in ensuring the best of nutrition so that our children enjoy the best of health. We invest in health drinks that boost memory, health, bone development etc. We make a careful note of the kind of Vitamins our children, and yet, we are at a point, where our children are largely deficient in the most important Vitamin they need for bone growth and skeletal development – Vitamin D. (more…)