Vitamin D Deficiency - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Vitamin D Deficiency

If you avoid the sun, have a milk allergy or strictly follow a vegan diet, you may be suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to the sun's exposure to the skin. It is also naturally present in several foods, including fish, fish liver oils and egg yolk, as well as dairy and fortified cereal products. Vitamin D is important for strengthening bones, as it helps the body to use calcium from the diet. Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been associated with rickets, a condition in which bone tissue does not properly mineralize, resulting in soft bones and skeletal deformities. However, more and more studies show the importance of vitamin D for protection against many health problems.


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Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Symptoms 

If you avoid the sun, have a milk allergy or strictly follow a vegan diet, you may be suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency causes bone problems.  

Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can cause vitamin D deficiency, but the symptoms are subtle for many people. However, vitamin D deficiency can pose a health risk even without symptoms. A low vitamin level in the blood is related to the following factors:

  • Increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

  • Cognitive impairment in the elderly

  • Severe asthma in children

  • cancer

Research suggests that vitamin D may play a role in the prevention and treatment of many different diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance and multiple in plates.



Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency can occur for several reasons:

 This may cause serious complications like;

  • Getting Sick or Infected
  • Fatigue
  • Bone and Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Impaired or delayed wound healing
  • Bone loss
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Pain

They do not consume the recommended vitamin levels over time. This is likely if you follow a strict vegan diet, as most natural sources of animal origin, including fish and fish oils, egg yolk, milk, and fortified beef liver, are included.

Their exposure to the sun is limited. 

Because the body produces vitamin D when it is exposed to the sun, when you leave home, living in northern latitudes, wearing long dresses and religiously hiding a boss or engaging in a trade that prevents exposure, you may be deficient to the sun

You have dark skin. 

The melanin pigment reduces the ability of the skin to produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Some studies show that older people with darker skin are at an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.