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Lack of Vitamin D the cause for Scleroderma

Amos Gelbard*

Department of Theology, Zefat Academic College, Israel

*Corresponding Author:
Amos Gelbard
Department of Theology
Zefat Academic College
Kibbutz Eilon, Galil Maaravi 22845, Israel
Tel: 972-54-592-8389
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date August 11, 2016; Accepted date August 22, 2016; Published date August 29, 2016

Citation: Gelbard A (2016) Lack of Vitamin D the cause for Scleroderma. Primary Health Care 6:237. doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000237

Copyright: © 2016 Gelbard A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

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Keywords

Systemic sclerosis; Scleroderma; Vitamin D; Treatment

Introduction

Systemic Sclerosis or Scleroderma is a disease causing overproduction and accumulation of Collagen, externally (on the skin) and in severe cases internally, in the visceral organs, including the kidneys, heart, lungs and gastrointestinal tract [1]. The disease is most common in women in midto late childbearing years, among African. Americans and is especially common among the Choctaw Native Americans in Oklahoma [1]. The disease possibly stems from lifestyle alterations relevant to all of the above populations and more specifically, from lack of Vitamin D. Several clinical studies have shown conclusively Scleroderma patients to have lower levels of Vitamin D and also a correlation between how low the levels of Vitamin D are and of increased severity of the symptoms [2,3]. According to these findings, a clinical research to thoroughly examine Vitamin D Supplementation as treatment for Scleroderma is essentially required [4].

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