Event Title

Use of Vitamin D at young ages, its role and importance

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Vitamin D or otherwise the "sunlight" vitamin is a vitamin which is digested in fat also called as liposoluble vitamin . Vitamin D is one of the only vitamins that can not be produced by our body. As the main source for the production of vitamin D are sunlights and this vitamin is also essential to regulate the level of calcium and phosphorus in our body, playing a key role in maintaining the normal structure of bones.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to explore the knowledge and awareness of young people about Vitamin D, its role and importance in their body and also to investigate the level of its deficiency and its symptoms in their daily lives. Also, the realization of this study aimed to draw the attention of young people to the problem of Vitamin D deficiency as a phenomenon. They can understand that Vitamin D deficiency can exist among all of us and get acquainted with the most common symptoms of this deficiency.

Material and methods: The research methodology used in this paper is composed of combined methods such as descriptive and statistical ones. The study of this type was conducted through a questionnaire where the total sample of this study consists of 150 people from different areas of Kosovo. The average age of the participants was 21.14 years.

For the preparation of the paper, data were collected from the scientific and professional literature of various authors, as well as the use of publications by experts, scientific journals in the field of medicine and sources from the Internet.

Results: Based on the review of the results of this research it is presented that informing young people about the importance of vitamin D is sufficient, out of 150 respondents 51.3% had never done the analysis of vitamin D, 35 of these young people or 27.3 % had lacked it and the symptoms of its absence had sufficiently affected their daily lives .

Discussion: Knowledge and awareness of everything related to vitamin D has been tested and clarified in more detail, where it turns out that most of these young people do not know if they are deficient in this vitamin and some of them suspect that they may be deficient.

Conclusions: In the future it is good to continuously educate young people about the role, importance and complications that can lead to vitamin D deficiency, in case of any of the symptoms mentioned in the research should be done analysis of this vitamin and should to try to have as much exposure to the sun as possible because health is the first and most important element of happiness so caring for it should be primary for us.

Keywords:

Vitamin D, health, importance, deficiency

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.204

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Use of Vitamin D at young ages, its role and importance

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Vitamin D or otherwise the "sunlight" vitamin is a vitamin which is digested in fat also called as liposoluble vitamin . Vitamin D is one of the only vitamins that can not be produced by our body. As the main source for the production of vitamin D are sunlights and this vitamin is also essential to regulate the level of calcium and phosphorus in our body, playing a key role in maintaining the normal structure of bones.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to explore the knowledge and awareness of young people about Vitamin D, its role and importance in their body and also to investigate the level of its deficiency and its symptoms in their daily lives. Also, the realization of this study aimed to draw the attention of young people to the problem of Vitamin D deficiency as a phenomenon. They can understand that Vitamin D deficiency can exist among all of us and get acquainted with the most common symptoms of this deficiency.

Material and methods: The research methodology used in this paper is composed of combined methods such as descriptive and statistical ones. The study of this type was conducted through a questionnaire where the total sample of this study consists of 150 people from different areas of Kosovo. The average age of the participants was 21.14 years.

For the preparation of the paper, data were collected from the scientific and professional literature of various authors, as well as the use of publications by experts, scientific journals in the field of medicine and sources from the Internet.

Results: Based on the review of the results of this research it is presented that informing young people about the importance of vitamin D is sufficient, out of 150 respondents 51.3% had never done the analysis of vitamin D, 35 of these young people or 27.3 % had lacked it and the symptoms of its absence had sufficiently affected their daily lives .

Discussion: Knowledge and awareness of everything related to vitamin D has been tested and clarified in more detail, where it turns out that most of these young people do not know if they are deficient in this vitamin and some of them suspect that they may be deficient.

Conclusions: In the future it is good to continuously educate young people about the role, importance and complications that can lead to vitamin D deficiency, in case of any of the symptoms mentioned in the research should be done analysis of this vitamin and should to try to have as much exposure to the sun as possible because health is the first and most important element of happiness so caring for it should be primary for us.