UV light produces biological reactions within the skin that lead to clearing of the lesions. UVB is the only waveband of light that produces Vitamin D in human skin.
The best way to determine if phototherapy will work for you is to first get a proper diagnosis from your physician, then take treatments at a phototherapy clinic to be sure it is effective for you.
Vitamin D continues to receive a great deal of attention for other reasons as well. Vitamin D is essential to human health and the immune system, yet many people are deficient, especially those that live in specific locations in the world.
There is increasing evidence that Vitamin D protects against the development of many chronic diseases, including cancer (breast, colorectal, prostate), cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, depression and COVID 19.
Vitamin D is the only vitamin listed in Canada’s Food Guide.
Most people can take supplementation but for those with problems absorbing Vitamin D in the digestive system, caused by conditions such as: Cystic Fibrosis • Kidney/Liver Disease • Bowel Resection Crohn’s Disease • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Lyme Disease phototherapy may be necessary for optimum health.
Vitamin D is often referred to as “the happy hormone”. Research has shown that vitamin D plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Researchers found Vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who were also experiencing anxiety and depression.
Some conditions will experience results in a few weeks, others may take 4-6 months depending on the severity.
You may be able to submit cost of treatments or cost of home unit to your employer health insurance plan with a prescription from a physician. Home units are just as effective.
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