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Three main vitamins elderly people need in winter

Three main vitamins elderly people need in winter Dr. Komarovskyi talks about fractures (RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Winter is in full swing, bringing icy conditions to the roads. The elderly are particularly vulnerable and often suffer injuries from slipping on the ice.

Dr. Komarovskyi compiled some advice on how to prevent limb fractures.

Nutrition for the elderly to prevent fractures

Komarovskyi emphasized that nutrition is a crucial aspect of preventing fractures. There are three essential nutritional deficiencies that contribute to injuries: a lack of protein, calcium, and vitamin D.

"You need 1200 mg of calcium every day and 800 units of vitamin D per day. Please draw the right conclusions," said Komarovskyi.

Common characteristics of all fractures include:

  • Sudden pain with any movement or load
  • Change in position and shape of the limb
  • Shortening of the limb
  • Impaired limb function
  • Swelling and bruising in the fracture area