An expert identifies the category of people who should check their vitamin D level

An expert identifies the category of people who should check their vitamin D level

People who are overweight and obese should monitor the level of vitamin D in their body.

Dr. Tina Petrovskaya, an internal medicine specialist, points out that monitoring the level of vitamin D is necessary for people who suffer from a disorder of phosphorus and calcium metabolism: women after menopause, men and women with osteoporosis, patients with kidney disease and people who suffer from excessive obesity.

According to her, how often vitamin D levels should be checked is determined individually depending on the drug used, how quickly the deficiency is compensated and what progress has been made in correcting the patient's underlying diagnosis.

The doctor points out that in the case of chronic diseases, such as disorders of phosphorus and calcium metabolism and thyroid diseases, the level of vitamin D may not rise or rise very slowly. There are very rare cases when its level does not rise after well-chosen treatment and appropriate treatment of the main diagnosis.

She points out that it is very rare for the problems a person suffers from to be caused by a deficiency of this particular vitamin. For example, if a person's level of this vitamin is 20 nanograms per milliliter and he feels healthy, nothing bad will happen to him.

A doctor identifies 8 signs of a stroke

According to Dr. Olga Zincheva, a neurologist, the risk of stroke increases with age. Therefore, you must pay attention to 8 signs to recognize a stroke.

The doctor points out that there are two types of stroke - ischemic and hemorrhagic, and the first type is more common.

According to her, a stroke occurs due to blockage or spasm of blood vessels in the brain. Sometimes they can occur as a result of blood vessel compression due to a brain tumor or uncontrolled high blood pressure. As for hemorrhagic stroke, it is caused by rupture of cerebral blood vessels. This, as a rule, causes a jump in blood pressure and cerebral aneurysm. Often the cause of this type of stroke is atherosclerosis.

The doctor indicates that the signs that indicate a stroke are:

1 - Headache - The affected person feels as if he was hit with an ax in the back of the head or a dagger was stuck in his head. He feels dull or pressing pain that intensifies with changing body position and coughing.

2- Sudden dizziness

3- Poor coordination of movement, loss of balance, nausea and vomiting.

4 - Paresthesias and numbness in any part of the body (tongue, face, arms, legs, torso) or one side is affected.

5 - Asymmetry on both sides of the face, drooling, difficulty swallowing, and constant hiccups.

6 - Weak speech and unclear speech of the affected person.

7- Poor vision

8 - Disturbances of consciousness, coma, and psychological and behavioral disorders

She says: “If a person notices these symptoms on himself, one of his relatives, or a passer-by, he must immediately call an ambulance, because every minute is important.”
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