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Long-Haul more prevalent among seniors - June - 2022

Long covid symptoms are often overlooked in seniors - June 26, Washington Post

  • Only now is the impact on older adults beginning to be documented. In a study published in the journal BMJ, researchers estimated that 32 percent of older adults in the United States who survived covid infections had symptoms of long covid up to four months after infection"
  • "The data encompasses both older adults who were hospitalized because of covid (27 percent) and those who were not (73 percent)."

Huge increased risk of many health problems by seniors who had gotten COVID (BMJ. cited by Wash. Port)

Risk of persistent and new clinical sequelae among adults aged 65 years and older during the post-acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection: retrospective cohort study - BMJ - Feb 2022 PDF

Much more likely for seniors to get many health problems after getting COVID


Increased Risk ranges from 2 X to 7.5 X

Example: increased the risk of Dementia by 2.5

Note: Virtually all of the increased health problems are also associated with low vitamin D

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VitaminDwiki - 13 reasons why many seniors need more vitamin D (both dose and level) - July 2023 contains

  1. Senior skin produces 3X less Vitamin D for the same sun intensity
  2. Seniors have fewer vitamin D receptor genes as they age
    Receptors are needed to get Vitamin D in blood actually into the cells
  3. Many other Vitamin D genes decrease with age
  4. Since many gene activations are not detected by a blood test,
    more Vitamin D is often needed, especially by seniors
  5. Seniors are indoors more than when they were younger
    not as agile, weaker muscles; frail, no longer enjoy hot temperatures
  6. Seniors wear more clothing outdoors than when younger
    Seniors also are told to fear skin cancer & wrinkles
  7. Seniors often take various drugs which end up reducing vitamin D
    Some reductions are not detected by a vitamin D test of the blood
    statins, chemotherapy, anti-depressants, blood pressure, beta-blockers, etc
  8. Seniors often have one or more diseases that consume vitamin D
    osteoporosis, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, ...
  9. Seniors generally put on weight at they age - and a heavier body requires more vitamin D
  10. Seniors often (40%) have fatty livers – which do not process vitamin D as well
  11. Reduced stomach acid means less Magnesium is available to get vitamin D into the cells
  12. Vitamin D is not as bioavailable in senior intestines
  13. Seniors with poorly functioning kidneys do not process vitamin D as well
       Seniors category has 406 items

VitaminDwiki Seniors category is associated with 37 categories – examples

60+ VitaminDWiki pages have LONG-HAUL or LONG-COVID in the title

Created by admin. Last Modification: Monday October 3, 2022 01:36:39 GMT-0000 by admin. (Version 17)

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