THE USE OF VITAMIN D IN ELDERLY PATIENTS OR POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN: THE UPDATE OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF EUROPEAN SOCIETY ON CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS (ESCEO, 2013)


V.N. Shishkova

Osteoporosis is the most common disease of bone tissue. The European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) in 2013 released updated recommendations for optimal vitamin D levels in the elderly patients and postmenopausal women. The article provides ESCEO recommendations, data on laboratory diagnosis and correction of vitamin D deficiency. The causes of vitamin D deficiency, methods of its application and the required dosing regimen are described. Modern data on the effect on osteoblast apoptosis and prevention of age-related bone destruction caused are presented.

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