79% women in the 20-60 age bracket lack Vitamin D: Study
Mumbai : A report released by Metropolis Healthcare on women’s health has revealed that over 79% of the women aged between 20 and 60 years, who were analysed for Vitamin D, reported deficiency and insufficiency of Vitamin D. The other health conditions which were prevalent among women were anemia, high cholesterol, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, diabetes, and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Metropolis Healthcare tested samples of all the women aged between 20-60 years who visited the facility in the last year. The objective of the survey was to make women aware of their underlying conditions which often are unreported and unidentified. The report revealed that 58% of the women analysed for Hemoglobin reported Anemia, 36% of the women reported borderline or high cholesterol.
Of the women who underwent HbA1C testing, 54% were found to be diabetic, 1% of all samples tested positive for Hyperthyroidism and 23% of samples tested positive for Hypothyroidism and around 14.81% of women in the age group of 20-60 years, out of the sample size of 11027 samples analysed by Metropolis are Vitamin B12 deficient.
Dr Sonali Kolte, general manager of Metropolis Healthcare said, “All the conditions are co-related and even one health ailment can give rise to the others. Vitamin D deficiency which is highly prevalent among women can lead to other major illnesses as it crucial for making your bones strong and it helps in fighting infections. If even one thing goes wrong in your body, it directly affects the other part. Following the survey, we are following up with these women and have asked them to get their treatment started for which we will be helping and guiding them. The treatment cost depends on the severity of their condition and the medications provided to them but we ensure that it is affordable.”Back