The treatment with superdoses of vitamin D, is being used to treat autoimmune diseases, which occur when the immune system reacts against the body itself, causing problems such as multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, psoriasis, disease the inflammatory bowel, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.
In this treatment, doses well high levels of vitamin D are given daily to the patient, you should maintain a healthy routine and follow as well the follow-up physician to adjust the dose and avoid unpleasant symptoms of possible side effects of treatment.
However, it is important to always keep in mind that the main source of vitamin D is its production by the body through exposure of skin to the sun daily. For this reason, it is recommended to take sun bath for at least 15 minutes per day, with as much skin exposed to the sun, without sunscreen. Use light-colored clothes can be a good strategy to facilitate the production of Vit D by the skin that gets more time in contact with the rays of the sun.
How it works the treatment
In Brazil, the treatment with superdoses of vitamin D is headed by the doctor Cicero Galli Coimbra, and is aimed for patients with autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, Guillain Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis and rheumatoid arthritis.
During follow-up, the patient takes high doses of vitamin e, between approximately 10,000 to 60,000 IU per day. After a few months, new blood tests are repeated to evaluate the levels of vitamin D in the blood and adjusting the dose given in the treatment, which often must follow for the rest of his life.
In addition to supplementation with this vitamin, the patient is advised to drink at least 2.5 to 3 liters of water per day, and eliminate the consumption of milk and derivatives, and attitudes necessary to avoid a large elevation of calcium in the blood, which would bring side effects like malfunction of the kidneys. This caution is necessary because vitamin D increases calcium absorption in the intestine, and therefore the diet should be poor in calcium during the treatment.
Because the treatment works
The treatment with vitamin D can work because this vitamin acts like a hormone, regulating the functioning of various cells of the body, such as the cells of the intestine, of the kidneys, the thyroid and the immune system.
With the increase of vitamin D, it is intended that the immune system start to work better, not fighting over the body’s own cells by stopping the progression of the autoimmune disease and to promote the well being of the patient, which manifested fewer symptoms.