Title: The Significance of Measuring Vitamin D Serum Levels in Women with Uterine Fibroids.
Authors: Ciebiera, Michał; Ali, Mohamed; Prince, Lillian; Zgliczyński, Stanisław; Jakiel, Grzegorz; Al-Hendy, Ayman
Published In Reprod Sci, (2021 08)
Abstract: Uterine fibroids (UFs) are benign tumors originating from smooth muscle cells and are considered a common pathology that affects numerous women which is a notable socio-economic problem. Several UF risk factors have been identified including black race, obesity, and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is steroid compound with pleiotropic effects on the human body. Vitamin D deficiency is a major public health concern worldwide. Several studies have shown that the majority of UF patients experienced hypovitaminosis D. In addition, sufficient vitamin D serum levels are associated with the reduced risk of UFs. In this review, we present available data highlighting the importance of measuring vitamin D serum levels in women with UFs and women at a high risk for UF development. We proposed a preliminary clinical instruction of 25-hydroxyvitamin D measurements and vitamin D supplementation for clinicians who are involved in the treatment of patients with UFs. Achieving sufficient serum levels of vitamin D might be of interest in patients with UFs. Screening, supplementation, treatment guidelines, and public health strategies for vitamin D deficiency in women with UFs as well as women at a high risk of UF development might be of potential importance as well.
PubMed ID: 33108619
MeSH Terms: Female; Humans; Leiomyoma/blood*; Leiomyoma/etiology; Risk Factors; Uterine Neoplasms/blood*; Uterine Neoplasms/etiology; Vitamin D Deficiency/blood*; Vitamin D Deficiency/complications; Vitamin D Deficiency/drug therapy; Vitamin D/analogs & derivatives*; Vitamin D/blood; Vitamin D/therapeutic use