This video is about Vitamin D deficiency, and its related disease such as bone health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and many more. Further it explains strategies for its treatment and prevention,management and monitoring of vitamin D deficiency in infants and adults, prevention of the deficiency, mechanisms involved in the treatment. We also get to know how vitamin D deficiency affects Indian children (school children) pregnant women and their newborn and adults, what are the vitamin D nutrition status of exclusively breast fed infants, diseases in children, respiratory problems due to this deficiency, supplementation of infants with vitamin D deficiency and older children. Some cases are also discussed in this video to explain the same and for better understanding. At the end there are take home messages for the general public for their health betterment due to this deficiency.
Dr. Ambrish Mithal is an Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and the Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes division of Medanta, the Medicity, a super specialty hospital located at Gurgaon,Haryana. Dr. Mithal was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award and also with Dr BC Roy Award for Best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches in Medicine. Dr. Mithal has made pioneering contribution to the development of the speciality of endocrinology in India in all its aspects- academic, clinical and social and has played a key role in placing Indian endocrinology on the global map. Dr. Ambrish Mithal is the first and only Indian to receive the “Boy Frame Award” of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, in 2004. He also received the International Osteoporosis Foundation Health Professional Awareness award (for ISBMR) in 2005. His paper on “Global Vitamin D Status’ was awarded the Springer citation prize in 2013. He has received numerous awards from various Indian associations, including Doctor of the year (2005), “Distinguished contribution in the field of medicine”, “Medical statesman of the year” and others.