Vitamin d supplementation has a therapeutic role in the treatment of hypertension. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Role of vitamin d supplementation in hypertension.
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2011 Jan ;26(1):88-90. Epub 2010 Dec 29. PMID: 22211023
Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Hisar, Agroha, 125047 Haryana India.
Role of Vitamin D supplementation was studied in patients with hypertension. One hundred hypertensive patients (group I) were given conventional antihypertensive drugs while another 100 patients (group II), in addition, were supplemented with Vitamin D(3) (33,000 IU, after every 2 weeks, for 3 months). Besides diastolic and systolic blood pressure, serum calcium, phosphorous, alkaline phosphatase, albumin, albumin-corrected calcium, and 24 h urinary creatinine levels were estimated in both the groups before the start of treatment and after 3 months. Vitamin D supplementation showed a more significant decrease in systolic blood pressure. This group also showed a significant increase in serum calcium as well as albumin-corrected calcium with a decrease in phosphorous. Results of the study confirm that Vitamin D supplementation has a role in reducing blood pressure in hypertensive patients and that it should be supplemented with the antihypertensive drugs. More extensive studies with a larger group, to draw a definite conclusion, are in progress.