Vitamin D Deficiency in the Elderly Patients and Role of Vitamin D in the Prevention of COVID-19 Infection

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  •   Nauman Khan

  •   . Tahmina

Abstract

SARS Covid'19 is declared as a global pandemic by World Health Organization [1]. The aim of this short report is to find out the association of Vitamin D in prevention of Covid'19 in elderly patients who are already having other co-morbidities. People of any age are susceptible to Corona virus but the elderly patients and patients with chronic underlying diseases are at higher risk. Many elderly patients with COVID-19 are at risk of mal-nutrition [2].


Vitamins are of two types, Lipid soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins [3]. Lipid soluble vitamins can be stored in the body while water soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body, hence needed to take regularly [4]. Vitamin D is a lipid soluble vitamin also it can be synthesized by our own body.


Keywords: SARS Covid-19, Malnutrition, Risk factors,1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, Frailty, mortality, morbidity

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Khan, N., & Tahmina, . (2021). Vitamin D Deficiency in the Elderly Patients and Role of Vitamin D in the Prevention of COVID-19 Infection. European Journal of Medical and Health Science, 3(2), 8-9. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.2.765