Sustained Burns? Here is How Vitamin D Can Be Helpful

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Getting a sun bath is considered to be one of the best known sources of vitamin D. This not just helps in having a stronger bones but has plenty of other health benefits as well.

A new study has found that vitamin D supplements can speed up the process of healing severe burns, as well as prevent infections and scarring.

Two researchers, Janet Lord and Khaled Al-Tarrah from the Birmingham University in the UK conducted the study to find how vitamin D helps in the recovery of burn injuries. During the study the researchers assessed the recovery progress over a year in patients with severe burns.

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The study found that patients with higher levels of vitamin D had a better prognosis, with improved wound healing, fewer complications and less scarring.

Vitamin D is known to have antibacterial actions that may help combat infection and therefore aid in wound healing of burn patients, researchers said.

Also Read: Rich Sources Of Vitamin D

The data also showed that burns patients tend to have lower levels of vitamin D. This suggests that vitamin D supplementation immediately following burn injury may have potent health benefits to the patient, including enhanced antimicrobial activity to prevent infection, and improved wound healing.

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"Major burn injury severely reduces vitamin D levels and adding this vitamin back may be a simple, safe and cost- effective way to improve outcomes for burns patients, with minimal cost to NHS," said Lord.

"Low vitamin D levels were associated with worse outcomes in burn patients including life threatening infections, mortality and delayed wound healing," she said.

Meanwhile, also learn about a few of the best sources of vitamin D here. Take a look.

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1. Mushroom:

Mushrooms are rich in vitamin D. Consuming mushroom on a regular basis helps. Mushroom can be consumed in cooked form, baked or fried form. However, sun dried mushrooms can be more beneficial as this produces vitamin D when they are exposed to the sun.

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2. Egg:

Egg is a rich source of vitamin D. There are a few people who just eat egg white and throw off the egg yolk. However, to get the maximum nutrient it is essential to have whole egg. It is basically the egg yolk which is rich in vitamin D.

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3. Soy Milk:

Soy milk contains a good amount vitamin D, vitamin C, protein and iron. Soy milk is actually derived by soaking dry soybeans and grinding them along with water. Consuming soy milk on a regular basis can help in providing the body with a good amount of vitamin D.

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4. Fish:

Fishes are rich in vitamin D. There are several kinds of fishes, but of all the fish varieties, it is the fatty fish that contains a lot of vitamin D. Fishes like salmon, tuna and mackerel are rich in vitamin D. Having these fishes on a regular basis helps in providing the body with required vitamin D supplement.

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5. Cheese:

Consuming cheese in excess can be harmful, but when consumed in adequate amount can be helpful. Cheese is one of the best known foods that is rich in vitamin D.

(With Agency Inputs)

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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