Endocrinology and Vitamin D
The vitamin D endocrine system is complex, involving the skin, liver, and kidney for synthesis of the vitamin D metabolites and primarily, the intestine and bone for biologic expression. Numerous factors and disorders affecting the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and kidney will adversely affect vitamin D metabolism. Deficiency in vitamin D is common for elderly individuals, especially those who are chronically ill, house-bound, and poorly nourished. Subclinical vitamin D deficiency and osteomalacia may also be complicating problems in elderly patients with osteoporosis and hip fractures.
Upcoming Top Endocrinology Conferences 2018:
Conference of Occupational Health and Safety May 28-29, 2018 London, UK| International Conference on Health and Primary Care May 28-30, 2018 London, UK| International Conference on Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases May 10-12, 2018 Frankfurt, Germany| International Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care February 22-24, 2018 Paris, France