Vitamin D Deficiency

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1.25

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9

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin used by the body for normal bone development and maintenance by increasing the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. A circulating level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D greater than 30 ng/mL is required to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to an array of problems, most notably rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. The fortification of milk with vitamin D in the 1930s was effective in eradicating rickets in the world. However, vitamin D deficiency is now more prevalent than ever and should be screened in high-risk populations. Many conflicting studies are now showing an association between vitamin D deficiency and cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and depression. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of vitamin D deficiency and explains the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for patients with this condition.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology of vitamin D deficiency.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology and epidemiology of vitamin D deficiency.
  • Review evaluation and management of vitamin D deficiency.
  • Outline the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and managing patients with vitamin D deficiency.

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