Vitamin D: An Overview
Nursing knowledge of the physiological functions of vitamin D and the systemic effects of vitamin D deficiency will help them educate patients on the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Patients treated for vitamin D deficiency should be aware of the signs of acute and chronic vitamin D intoxication. This course will help nurses identify signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and its treatment.
- I. Introduction
- Vitamin D: Overview
- The Physiological Functions of Vitamin D
- Vitamin D: Sources And Daily Requirement
- Food sources of vitamin D
- Sunlight as a source of vitamin D
- Daily vitamin D requirement and serum levels
- Vitamin D Deficiency
- Breast-fed infants
- Skin pigmentation
- The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Deficiency
- Bone health: osteomalacia/rickets
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment, dementia and alzheimer's disease
- Drug Interactions With Vitamin D
- Vitamin D Toxicity: Acute And Chronic
- Prevention And Treatment Of Vitamin D Deficiency: Therapeutic Use Of Vitamin D Supplementation
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