Role of Vitamin D in Health of Post-Menopausal Women

  • Simran Singh Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India.
  • Ila Joshi Professor, Department of Home Science, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, India.
Keywords: Vitamin D, Menopause, Women, Health


Menopause is an important stage of a woman’s lifetime. The alterations in hormones during menopause transition bring many unfavourable changes in the health of women. A decline in oestrogen levels promotes vitamin D insufficiency which is a serious problem among post-menopausal women. Human beings, especially post-menopausal women, essentially need vitamin D to address the skeletal as well as extra-skeletal demands.
The current review examines the connection between a lack of vitamin D and the occurrence of skeletal disorders, pelvic floor disorders, metabolic syndrome, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety and fall in certain cognitive functions among post-menopausal women. These problems, in addition to various other menopausal symptoms, significantly affect the overall quality of life of women undergoing menopause and dramatically increase the massive load on the healthcare system and cost of living. Limited choice of vitamin D-rich foods, changing hormones and poor sun exposure due to hot climate, lifestyle and cultural factors make women more susceptible to vitamin D deficiency. Hence, there is a need to create awareness about this multi-tasking vitamin and formulate food fortification guidelines and public health policies in accordance with revised recommended dietary intakes.

How to cite this article:
Singh S, Joshi I. Role of Vitamin D in Health of Post-Menopausal Women. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2024;13(2):92-98.



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