Vitamin D can prevent Shingles

September 26th, 2012 by DoctorZaidi

A recent study shows that Vitamin D can significantly reduce the risk of developing Herpes Zoster, which is also known as Shingles.It makes perfect sense. Herpes Zoster is a viral infection which you develop if your immune system is down.That’s why it is commonly seen in the elderly and those who are on immunosuppressive drugs such as Interferon, Steroids and chemotherapy. Vitamin D boosts up your immune sytem and therefore reduces the risk of developing infections such as Herpes Zoster, flu and common cold.

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