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Vitamin-D Deficiency Linked to COVID-19 Severe Symptom

A number of studies suggest the vitamin-d deficiency plays a big role in the severity of COVID-19 in patients with respiratory issues. 

The research performed a test on a large number of COVID-19 positive patients and found that patients with severe symptoms observed to have a vitamin D deficiency. The effects of COVID -19 can be severe if the patient has issues with the respiratory systems, such as pneumonia. A major defense against inflammation is provided by (T-Reg) Regulatory T cells. T Reg is found to be low in most patients with covid-19 and vitamin D can help increase T Reg to combat the serious effects of COVID-19.

Vitamin D

Sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D. Having an adequate amount of vitamin D in the blood reduces the risk of severe COVID -19 symptoms.

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This may explain the reason why our street children rarely catch COVID-19 as compared to people who are indoors. Street children and people who are exposed to the sun have adequate vitamin D in their blood that helps protect them from COVID -19. They may catch COVID-19 but It does not show symptoms on them. Their body can ignore the presence of COVID-19.

Elderly people who usually stay at home and are not exposed to the sun have probably low vitamin D in them so they are prone to COVID-19.

Bats are nocturnal animals and that may explain why they find Coronavirus from them but they have developed immunity with it.



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Some study concluded that:

Results from this study suggest that populations should be urged to get more sunlight exposure in order to decrease Covid-19 risk. Oral Vitamin-D uptake should be encouraged, preferably in the form of drops.

Medical experts said there could still be other factors for the spread of COVID-19.

Source: Please read the source on the link.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.04.20188268v1.full.pdf
Recent studies suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 infection

 Keep safe everyone. Try to get as much sunlight as required but wear your COVID-19 PPE while outside. 

Related links

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77093-z

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7385774/

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