HIGH -DOSE VITAMIN D IN PREGNANCY MAY BOOST KID'S BONES.

Good morning dear friends and fellow colleagues, Here is a latest update on vitamin D3 Maternal supplementation with high foses of vitamin D in pregnancy might improve bone health in offspring compared with normal standard dose. But cautious with high doses of vitamin D. This was published online February 24 th Jama Paediatrics. Compared to standard dose of 400 IU / day , maternal supplementation of 2400 IU/ day from 24 th week of pregnancy to 1 st week postpartum resulted in overall improved bone mineralization in the offspring through age 6 years. The strongest effect was seen among mothers with baseline vitamin D insufficiency and among children born during winter months. Still more research is required. With regards, Dr Sepuri Tirumala Devi.

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Women who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy have a greatly reduced risk of complications, including gestational diabetes, preterm birth, and infection, new research suggests. In pregnancy there is enhanced intestinal calcium absorption. Vitamin D toxicity is manifested through hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria. Therefore, there is a hypothetical concern that when secondary hyperparathyroidism follows vitamin D deficiency, Calcium given with vitamin D may be associated with temporary hypercalcaemia. However, this is self-limiting due to the associated hungry bone and has not been demonstrated to represent a clinical problem.
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THANKS for the update Ma, M It is really important to prevent vitamin D- deficiency at Pre- natal level because it is really alarming that incidence of vitamin D- deficiency in india,is as high as 70 - 90 % and up to 100 % in complete vegetarians . As Vitamin D- deficiency is associated with so many disorders it is really important to maintain its levels. Diseases related with vitamin D deficiency are Osteoporosis Cardiovascular diseases Autoimmune diseases. Chronic infections. Inflammatory bowel disease Malignancy Cognitive impairment and so on
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Yes madam standard dosage of vitamin D sh6 be given in anc. As per reports it is better to increase on 24 weeks
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Very nice infomation for baby born and lactating mother.very helpful.
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Informative post, Thanks for sharing ma'am.
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Very informative mam
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VD3 supplementation in ANC improve NOT just improve health of baby but very beneficial to mother's health. It reduces both antenatal nd postnatal complications. Thanks for sharing mam.
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Nice information sir
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Nice update ma'am
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Nice post
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