The man is hospitalized for poisoning

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Vitamin D deficiency
Preparations against vitamin D deficiency (photo symbol) © Claudio Divizia / Imago Images

After receiving nutritional advice, a man dosed such a high vitamin D preparation that he ended up in the hospital with poisoning. He now he wants to warn others about it.

East Kent – Vitamin D deficiency is a widespread health phenomenon. According to an estimate by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), around 30% of adults in Germany are affected. Vitamin D is important for the human body because it regulates the metabolism of phosphate and calcium. Among other things, it contributes to the hardening of the bones. Vitamin D also promotes a functioning immune system and has an impact on muscle strength.

Experts often recommend sunlight to remedy a vitamin D deficiency. Radiation to the skin may be enough for the body to make enough vitamin D. However, the pharmaceutical industry also offers artificial vitamin D products. , the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment warns that there are certain risk groups to use.

Too many vitamin D supplements: diarrhea, nausea and cramps

A case from Great Britain now provides an example of how vitamin D preparations are used incorrectly. After a visit to a private nutritionist, the sufferer took more than 20 over-the-counter food supplements for vitamin D deficiency every day. According to a report from the US broadcaster, the products were among the products CNN even preparations that sometimes exceed a hundred times the recommended daily dose.

Within a month, the man from Great Britain experienced symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and cramps in the legs and arms. He then stopped making preparations, but his condition remained critical. When he was admitted to a clinic in East Kent two months later, he had reportedly lost more than 15 pounds of his original body weight, the report said. In addition, there were severe kidney problems.

Too Much Vitamin D: “He is very eager for his story to be known to warn others.”

After several weeks of hospital treatment, his levels finally stabilized again. One of the treating doctors, Dr. Alamin Alkundi explained to the magazine afterwards BMJ Case Reports: “He is very interested that his story is known to warn others.”

Since the onset of the corona pandemic, for example, the connection between a Sars-CoV-2 infection and a vitamin D deficiency has been examined in more detail, with surprising results. (Do)

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