The shortage of preventive protocols in Health, a risk for Spanish

 

 

 


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More than half of the Spanish population is affected by the so-called Vitamin D deficiency epidemic, reaching 100% in the case of people over 75 years of age in several provinces. Several studies have shown that vitamin D has a fundamental role in the modulation of the immune response, particularly in cases of COVID-19. Doctors demand the need for health protocols to perform preventive blood levels tests, as well as to finance the necessary supplements

While the country is again in the so-called “second wave” of the COVID-19 virus, the government and the media are putting a lot of focus on reporting the virus and its spread, and very little on reporting on preventive measures that help the population to strengthen their immune system that enable them to have a mild or asymptomatic response to infections such as that produced by exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

 

Vitamin D deficiency is severe, as detailed in medical studies such as vitamin D deficiency Navarro Valverde C. and Quesada Gómez J.M. This deficiency affects more than half of the world ' s population and in the case of elderly people, its prevalence reaches 100%.

The same study reviews the statistics of studies carried out in different Spanish provinces and is observed in all age ranges, despite the fact that there are the sun hours in the country.

Vitamin D has a fundamental role in the modulation of the immune response. In this function, it joins a VDR receptor that can be found in different tissues and the immune system, such as dendritic cells, macrophages, T CD8+ lymphocytes, CD4+ and B lymphocytes.

In the framework of innate immunity, this vitamin can increase the antimicrobial effects of monocytes and macrophages, increasing its capacity of phagocytosis, chemotaxis and the synthesis of antimicrobial peptides. Vitamin D is for example very important in the control of infections.

On the other hand, in the context of adaptive immunity, it has been seen that vitamin D may inhibit the production of cytokines. These effects are characteristic in the responses of T-regulatory cells, a subpopulation of immune cells responsible for “controlling” the immune response and avoiding the development of autoimmunity phenomena.

Vitamin D and COVID-19
According to one study published in the magazine ‘PLOS ONE’, patients hospitalized with coronavirus who did not have vitamin D deficiency, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng / ml, had a significantly lower risk of adverse clinical outcomes such as loss of knowledge, hypoxia and death.

In addition, patients with optimal levels of vitamin D had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (reactive C protein) and higher levels of lymphocytes. "This study provides direct evidence that vitamin D sufficiency can reduce complications. This includes the cytokine storm (freeing too many proteins in the blood too fast) and, ultimately, death by COVID-19′; explains the corresponding author Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and molecular medicine at the University of Boston School of Medicine in the United States. Korean Beauty

A blood sample was taken to measure the state of vitamin D of 235 patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. These patients were followed to determine clinical results, including the clinical severity of the infection; loss of knowledge, difficulty breathing that caused hypoxia and death.

Vitamin D helps reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19
In patients over 40 years old, who had enough vitamin D had a 51.5 percent less chance of dying from the infection compared to patients who were poor or insufficient in vitamin D with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D below 30 ng/mL.

Holick, determined that a sufficient amount of vitamin D can reduce the risk of contracting coronavirus by 54%. In addition, he believes that the fact that vitamin D is sufficient helps combat the consequences of being infected. But not only with coronavirus but also with other viruses that cause upper respiratory tract diseases, including the flu.

“There is a great concern that the combination of a flu infection and a coronary viral infection can substantially increase hospitalizations and death due to the complications of these viral infections,” he continues.

According to Holick, this study provides a simple and cost-effective strategy to improve the ability to fight the corona virus and reduce the adverse clinical results of COVID-19, including the need for respiratory assistance, a hyperactive immune response that leads to a cytokine storm and death.

“Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is so widespread in children and adults in the United States and around the world. It is prudent for everyone to take a vitamin D supplement to reduce the risk of infection and complications from COVID-19,” he recommends.

The problem of health protocols in Spain
As of October 2020 and as new restrictions and confinement measures are implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus, head doctors continue to not include in the blood tests preventive markers such as that of vitamin D. It is a problem that exists because of the absence of clear prevention protocols in both public and private health.

There is sufficient evidence to assert that these preventive medicine protocols can save lives and stop the advance of the epidemic, including the tests of Vitamin D, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals in the optimal functioning of the immune system to the entire population, with special attention to risk groups.

widespread dissemination and incorporation low-cost vitamin supplements, especially vitamin D, covered by public health, would have a measurable effect in 1 to 2 months in the population, solving deficiencies and potentially greatly reducing the need for hospitalization of patients, and the spread of coronavirus.

The shortage of preventive protocols in Health, a risk for Spanish

The shortage of preventive protocols in Health, a risk for Spanish

More than half of the Spanish population is affected by the so-called Vitamin D deficiency epidemic, reaching 100% in the case of people over 75 years of age i

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2024-05-20

 

The shortage of preventive protocols in Health, a risk for Spanish
The shortage of preventive protocols in Health, a risk for Spanish

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