May being declared as Asthma Awareness Month, we will continue to examine various aspects of asthma especially understand factors that could be useful in prevention of asthma attack.
Can Vitamin D be helpful in reducing the severity of asthma?
Vitamin D is involved in influencing functions of many cells in our body. Adequate levels, more than 20/ml is helpful to maintain and lower levels of Vitamin D (<12/ml) is found to be not good for asthma control. Vitamin D influences cell function by affecting gene expression, program that controls functions every cell in our body. Maternal intake of Vitamin D can result help in children having less incidence of wheezing during the first three years of life. Vitamin D is related to asthma activity according to some studies. Vitamin D intake has also helped to improve the beneficial effect of steroid treatment in asthma.