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Nov 11, Eczema Tied To Bone Fracture Risk In Study

A study of 34,500 adults was done. It showed that people with eczema had more than double the risk of a fracture, or bone injury, than people without eczema, reported The New York Times Well blog. The main author of the report, Dr Jonathan Silverberg, said ‘fatigue and sleep deprivation, the use of sedating medicines like antihistamines, could raise the risk of falls’. Also Dr Silverberg says ‘that chronic inflammation is associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Also steroid medications, often used for eczema, can weaken bones’. This is a very interesting study and got me thinking about some of the other reasons that this may occur. Vitamin D is considered important for bone health, as it helps the body absorb calcium into the body. Calcium is known to be vital for the bones. It is also suggested that eczema sufferers have low levels of vitamin D. These two facts may suggest a link to the results of this study. Taking a vitamin D supplement may help eczema sufferers. To both help with managing their eczema, and to help with their bone health.
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