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Authenticity of vitamin D in modified vaginal health index in geriatric subjects

Ripan Bala, Harmanpreet Kaur, Madhu Nagpal.

Abstract
Background: Role of vitamin D is very well known for the functioning of many body organs. But its role in the post menopausal women in relation to various genitourinary disorders has been recognized recently. The main objective of this study was to evaluate role of vitamin D in vaginal health.
Methods: This was a randomized controlled study in which 200 geriatric female patients of 65-78 years of age divided in to two groups comprising of study and control group with 100 subjects in each. Detailed obstetrical, gynecological and clinical history was elicited. Detailed local examination was done followed by follow up of 3 and6 months each. The Chi-square and independent t-test used for data analysis.
Results: There was a visible increasing trend in Vitamin D deficiency with increase in time since menopause p value 0.1193. With increase in vitamin D levels, MVHI was found to be better. MVHI was found to increase significantly with Vitamin D supplementation at 3 and 6 months follow up.
Conclusions: Intake of Vitamin D in older females led to improvement of MVHI in this study but further evaluation of the role of vitamin D as a modifiable causative factor in improving vaginal health is warranted.

Key words: MVHI, Postmenopausal, Vitamin D



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