According to the data from dozens of studies, low levels of vitamin D in the body leads to an increased risk of developing hypertension.
Cardiologist Irina Muradyan said in his Instagram, what vitamin plays an important role in the prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. She told me that Italian scientists analyzed more than 30 scientific works, which studied the deficiency of vitamin D. In most of these studies had found a link between lack of this vitamin and increased risk of developing hypertension.
Muradyan noted that vitamin D deficiency can be considered as additional non-classical risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. So can be not only a preventive tool, but also a component in the treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
Who needs to be tested for vitamin D levels? First of all, those who suffer from diseases of bones and joints. It is recommended to make an analysis of expectant mothers, patients with inflammatory and systemic diseases, as well as all older people who have had fractures in the recent past. Especially if the fracture occurred “for no reason” — after effects, which at first glance did not seem serious.