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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1628-1632

A prospective, cross-sectional study on association of serum vitamin D level with musculoskeletal symptoms and blood pressure in adult population

1 Department of Medicine, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Arup Kumar Misra
Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_872_19

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Background: Vitamin D is an important vitamin required to maintain an important physiological function of the body. The body should maintain an optimal level of vitamin D to maintain skeletal and metabolic functions. It was observed that inverse relationship is maintained by vitamin D level in the body with musculoskeletal symptoms and metabolic disorders. Objective: The study is conducted to associate between serum levels of vitamin D with self-reported symptoms (musculoskeletal) and blood pressure. Material and Methods: Venous blood sample was collected from 126 adults with musculoskeletal symptoms. The subjects were stratified based on their vitamin D levels. Groups were tested for the frequency of symptoms and the relationship of different parameters with vitamin D. Results: The frequency of subjects in the study was more in the deficient category (<20 ng/dL). In the study, vitamin D was found to have a significant association with “weakness.” Body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were found to have an inverse relation with serum vitamin D level. Conclusion: The study showed the effect of vitamin D level in musculoskeletal symptoms and inverse association of vitamin D with BMI and blood pressure.

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