New Study Correlates to Forum Discussion re: Vitamin D Deficiency
Back in March of 2018, I started a topic thread on this forum titled Vitamin D Insufficiency. This was after my Rheumatologist ran bloodwork and discovered I was severely low on this vitamin, and prescribed a vitamin D supplement of 50,000 IUs once per week. To my surprise, after posting this on the forums; lots of others connected back with me stating that they also discovered low vitamin D levels since their diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). I wondered at that point if there was a correlation between the two, as we know the plethora of benefits that come from vitamin D.
If you follow our news page, Pulmonary Fibrosis News, you’ll note a study was released this morning on vitamin d as well. It’s titled, Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Disease Severity, Mortality Risk in IPF Patients. Interestingly enough, the study cites that vitamin D has been shown to partially prevent lung fibrosis in mice so my sneaking suspicion that the two must be somehow related weighs true according to this new study. What is concerning to me is that I’ve never heard my Pulmonologist mention any correlation between vitamin D and IPF and looking back, I’ve been very deficient in this vitamin for years.
Have any of your lung specialists / Pulmonologists mentioned a correlation between IPF and vitamin D?
How many of you have been placed on a vitamin D supplement after learning your low on this since your diagnosis?
I see my Rheumatologist again this month and am curious to bring the study along to obtain his thoughts on the matter. I hope to highlight the conclusion of the article which states: “the findings also suggest that IPF patients are at high risk of developing vitamin D deficiency, “and thus should be screened accordingly, for early supplementation treatment and prediction of clinical outcomes”.
What has your personal experience been with IPF and vitamin D deficiency?
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