Vitamin D Deficiency: Symptoms, Remedies & Reasons
Vitamin D Deficiency is a very common deficiency which people face nowadays but they are not able to diagnose it. As we do not take proper precautions we come across this deficiency. We need to understand the symptoms, remedies, and reasons for Vitamin D Deficiency.
What is Vitamin D?
Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency
Remedies For Vitamin D Deficiency
Reasons For Vitamin D Deficiency
Over Use Of Vitamin D Supplements Is Dangerous
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is the essential nutrient which our body requires to stay healthy and function properly. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. It is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure. It can also be consumed in a form of food or supplements.
Symptoms Of Vitamin D Deficiency:
- Low Immunity
- Fatigue And Tiredness
- Muscle Cramps And Weakness
- Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Weight Gain
- Mood Changes And Irritability
- Hair Loss
Vitamin D helps us to keep our immune system strong, to protect us from infection, cold, flue, etc. If you are frequently falling ill then Vitamin D deficiency may be one of the factors you must look into.
Fatigue And Tiredness:
Vitamin D deficiency may be one of the reasons to cause Fatigue and Tiredness in us. They spend sleepless nights due to pain or many other issues. Which leads to fatigue and tiredness. Eating supplements prescribed by a doctor may resolve this issue.
Muscle Cramps And Weakness / Joint Pain / Back Pain:
As we know Vitamin D helps to make our bone strong. With the deficiency of Vitamin D, our bones become week and the pain starts. The bone density starts losing, this again causes the bone weakness. Along with the bones, the muscle around the bone also starts becoming week and the back pain or the muscles pain starts.
Obese people tend to consume fewer vitamin D-rich foods. As our body size is growing Vitamin D in our body is insufficient for our body, which leads to Vitamin D deficiency. So they both are so interrelated with each other. It’s good to control your obesity to avoid all this issue.
Depression / Mood changes and irritability:
Mood swing and depression may be caused due to Vitamin D deficiency. People may face depressed due to this deficiency.
Hair loss due to stress is very often found. We have many reasons for hair loss, but one of the reasons for hair loss may be Vitamin D deficiency.
Remedies For Vitamin D Deficiency:
- Increase Exposure To Natural Sunlight
- Eat Foods Rich In Vitamin D
- Take Vitamin D Supplement
Increase Exposure To Natural Sunlight:
Early morning exposure to the sunlight can provide us a natural way of vitamin D which is good for health and also good for us to recover from Vitamin D deficiency. However, it should be done under doctors guidance.
Eat Foods Rich In Vitamin D:
Mostly it is observed that the people who eat only vegetarian food come across this deficiency. However, we have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Vitamin D rich food.
Cod Liver oil, Canned tuna, Egg yolks, Salmon, Milk, Mushrooms, Soy milk, Orange juice, Cheese.
Take Vitamin D Supplement:
Vitamin D supplement is very commonly prescribed by the doctor along with the multi-vitamin tablet. They are available in any of the medical stores.
Reasons For Vitamin D Deficiency:
- Less Exposure To Sunlight
- Always Staying Indoor
- Overuse of Sunscreen
- Not Sating Vitamin-rich Food
- Overweight and Inactive
People nowadays due to busy work schedule stay indoor and hence the exposure to the sunlight is almost finished.
And the small amount of exposure which we get in sunlight, that time also we use sunscreen and we stay away from vitamin D.
As people are nowadays in love with junk and unhealthy food. So we have reduced the intake of vitamin-rich food. As the intake of this unwanted unhealthy food is increased the weight gains and people become overweight and inactive.
Over Use Of Vitamin D Supplements Is Dangerous:
Vitamin D consumed from sunlight and vitamin D rich food is not harmful. But when consumed in excess in the form of vitamin D supplement it creates the problem.
Vitamin D supplement should always be consumed under the supervision of a doctor. Long term use of the supplement should be avoided. Also, overuse should not be done on a short term basis. So it’s better to consume as adviced by a doctor.
Excess of Vitamin D consumption can lead to Kidney failure or kidney related diseases. So be careful before consuming an excess of vitamin D
This is a very common thing which happens when the Vitamin D level increases in our body.
Hypercalcemia is the extra calcium in the blood. When there are more than 10,4000 ng/mL of calcium in the blood this takes place.
Having excess calcium in the blood can cause a wide range of complications and symptoms.
If calcium salt deposits are present in the lungs, they can damage the organ’s function.
Lung damage symptoms are:
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pain
As the excess vitamin D in the body can slow down the functioning of the kidney. This may lead to the patient to pass extra urine which may lead to the dehydration. The patient may always feel thirsty or his mouth may become dry frequently.
As we know Vitamin D is very important for calcium absorption, and getting enough is a major factor for maintaining strong bones.
Although vitamin D is required for calcium absorption, high levels may cause bone loss by interfering with vitamin K2 activity.
To all my readers, do take care of your health, be happy, stay healthy and do share the article to your friends and family if you find it useful. Special message for women, do not take your health casually. You are the backbone (the very important part) of the family. Even if you feel a small difference in your body, do consult a doctor.