Trouble with vitamin D
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Trouble with vitamin D

The title of today's post refers to the problematic issue, that is, supplementation of vitamin D. I have been thinking how to touch upon this subject for a while and I think I will just present you with data and guidelines that I was able to find in medical literature. The most important role of vitamin D in a human body is its participation in bone mineralisation. It also regulates absorption of calcium and phosphates from the intestine. Vitamin D insufficiency stimulates the body to produce parathormone (PTH), resulting in release of calcium from bones to the blood and, in consequence, leading to rickets or osteomalacia. What is the difference between these two diseases? The age criterion. Rickets is a children's disease that appears during be period of bone growth.…
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Viral diseases of childhood – three-day fever and the HFMD
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Viral diseases of childhood – three-day fever and the HFMD

Today I would like to touch upon the issue of two diseases typical for childhood with which many of us, parents, may come across if our children are often in groups with other children (like in nurseries and kindergartens). I’m going to write a few words on their causes and symptoms and on how to treat an infected child properly. Let’s start with the three-day fever, which is also called exanthema subitum or the sixth disease. It is a viral disease that usually infects children aged 1-3. After the age of 4 the incidence decreases and the cases that occur are rather rare. As the name itself suggests, the first and main symptom of this disease is fever, often reaching up to 40°C and taking three days. Afterwards there appears…
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