Due to disorders in functioning of pancreas and gall-bladder, patients with cystic fibrosis suffer from inability to assimilate food, and, consequently, fat-soluble vitamins.
Vitamin A is important for eye-sight and skin. Deficiency of vitamin A leads to vision problems, increased vulnerability of the skin, sometimes to long-healing wounds on skin and mucous tunics.
Vitamin D enhances intestinal absorption of calcium. Deficiency of this vitamin causes problems with growth and firmness of teeth and bones. Besides, vitamin D is important for nervous and immune systems.
Vitamin E is important for eye-sight and skin. Above that, deficiency of vitamin E may lead to rapid destruction of red blood cells, and, consequently, to anaemia.
Vitamin K is a material used by liver to produce substances needed for blood clotting. Deficiency of vitamin K leads to prolonged clotting times, hemorrhaging.
Usually, Ukrainian patients are recommended to take polyvitamins on continuing basis. But, to obtain fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, which are hard of digestion, one needs to consume polyvitamins in a huge quantity. This may cause risk of overdose with the rest of vitamins which are easy of digestion.
The only adequate way for one suffering with cystic fibrosis to compensate deficiency of vitamins A, D, E and K is to take these vitamins is a special, water-soluble, form.
In Ukraine, the only water-soluble vitamin available is Vitamin D (Aquadetrim), and it should be taken regularly, according to the prescribed by the doctor scheme. As for the others…
The best known option is the complex of water-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K which is produced in USA and is called AquADEKs. One packing is intended for a month’s period. Ideally, this complex should be taken uninterruptedly.
So, we will be grateful for any quantity of AquADEKs vitamins. The need is very huge, we have more than a hundred patients on list:
- AquADEKs pediatric drops - are good for babies, whom are difficult to feed with tablets. The cost of 1 bottle per month is $ 27.43;
- AquADEKs chewable - for the children about 3-5 years old.
- AquADEKs soft gels - for elder children and adults. The cost of 1 packing per month is - $ 38.35.
You can buy vitamins for our patients by yourself, or transfer money for purchase of these vitamins, or contribute to transportation of vitamins from USA to Ukraine. Any kind of help is very important for us.
Also you can pay for vitamins and oder it to our volonteer's adress - Olena will resieve it and ring to Ukraine.
Nedozhdii Olena 000156
adress line 1: 641 Dowd Avenue
adress line 2: Meest-America,Inc
state: NJ (New Jersey)
zip code: 07201
In this case Olena asks to write on her mail email@example.com next information: name of product you have oder, quantity, price, link, trek-number.