What was the recommended dose before covid?
In Russia, this is 600-800 international units for people under 50, 800-1000 international units for people over 50, 800-1200 international units for pregnant and lactating mothers.
Why not take more doses just in case?
Not worth it. This is dangerous for people without an established vitamin D deficiency. An excess of vitamin D can lead to excess calcium and, accordingly, damage to the kidneys, heart, blood vessels and other negative consequences. Therefore, it is not recommended to take more than 4000 international units per day without a doctor’s prescription.
Maybe you need to take something else so as not to get sick? Any other vitamins?
No, there are no such prophylactic agents. In order not to get sick and not transmit the virus to others, it is still important to regularly and correctly wash your hands, not touch your face, stay away from people (the distance should be at least a meter, and preferably two) and wear a mask, especially if you cannot observe the prescribed distance. You can still be vaccinated.
If you do get sick, then before the appearance of alarming signs, you need to be treated as with a regular ARVI: drinking plenty of water, pain relievers / antipyretic and rest.
You only need to see a doctor in some cases.
“Signs that you may need hospitalization for covid may include:
• Severe shortness of breath (which makes it difficult for a person to do simple things – go to the toilet or get dressed – and finish sentences without inhaling). True, one should take into account that sometimes anxiety leads to rapid breathing;
• blood oxygen saturation (saturation) 90% or less (Russian recommendations say 94% or less in combination with other criteria);
• altered consciousness (confusion, change in behavior, it is unusually difficult for a person to wake up);
• other signs that something is wrong in the body (the person began to fall more often, he has low blood pressure, his skin has changed color, he does not urinate, chest pains appear) “.
Author: Daria Sargsyan