Department of Theology, Zefat Academic College, Israel
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.
Visit for more related articles at Primary Healthcare: Open Access
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 . 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 . 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 .
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals