Assessment, treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency.

NIELD, Lucie and BOWLES, Simon David (2023). Assessment, treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency. Nursing standard, 38 (8), 70-77.

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Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among various groups in the UK, and can result from insufficient sunlight exposure and dietary intake. There is a population-wide recommendation of 10 micrograms (400 international units) of vitamin D per day, with a daily supplement advised. However, supplement use is often suboptimal, compounding the risk of deficiency. Long-term vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia or osteoporosis in adults. Therefore, it is important that nurses recognise which groups are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency and understand how to assess people's vitamin D status. Nurses also need to be able to support the prevention and treatment of low vitamin D levels, which typically involves supplementation and lifestyle changes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Rickets; Vitamin D Deficiency; Vitamins; Vitamin D; Dietary Supplements; Adult; Child; clinical; diet; nutrition; nutritional assessment; nutritional supplements; vitamins; Child; Adult; Humans; Vitamin D Deficiency; Vitamin D; Rickets; Vitamins; Dietary Supplements; 1110 Nursing; 4204 Midwifery; 4205 Nursing
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Page Range: 70-77
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 11:30
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 12:02

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