Tim Ioannides: On the Sunshine Vitamin

Dr. Tim Ioannides is a well known dermatological surgeon with experience lasting over a decade. Rooted in Florida, Dr. Ioannides is well known for his involvement in Treasure Coast, where he has founded Treasure Coast Dermatology. He associates with prestigious organizations such as the American Medical Association and American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to these, he also plays the role of a Voluntary Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine where he educates students on dermatological and reconstructive surgery. Having a background in dermatology qualifies him to give advice on the topic of dermatology, and in one recent article, Dr. Ioannides discusses his view on a common treatment for skin conditions.

Skin conditions can be irritating, and not to mention hinder one’s daily ability to function due to the unpleasantness of its appearance. Skin conditions can range in physical appearance from being red and itchy to being cracked and leaking liquid. Common ones include Dermatitis, Eczema, and Psoriasis. While each condition is different, the one thing they have in common is that it is quite a task to find a viable treatment.

Vitamin D plays an important role in the body and is vital for having strong bones, and supporting the immune system. While we can get it through the foods we consume, our bodies can also produce it through exposure to the sun. However, some people may have disadvantages such as weak immune systems which disables their ability to self-produce Vitamin D. There are several ways in which a person can become Vitamin D deficient including not eating enough foods with Vitamin D, being overweight, and being elderly. To counteract these problems, Dr. Ioannides recommends taking Vitamin D supplements which can both treat skin conditions, and other issues resulting in a lack of the vitamin.


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