In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether all patients with chronic kidney disease require vitamin D supplement. Every patient of chronic kidney disease needs a Vitamin D supplementation. 2000 units per day are the recommended as maintenance dose. If the levels of vitamin D are low than 20, then 60000 units per week for 8 weeks is recommended. Serum calcium levels should be monitored every three months. Maintenance dose of 60000 units per month should be continued.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus