VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY Causes, Treatment, Supplement

Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin found in our body. We got 20% of our vitamin D from diet and rest 80% from sunlight. There are two types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth’s surface 1. UVA 2. UVB rays of sunlight help to synthesize vitamin D from our skin. However, physicians diagnose causes of vitamin D deficiency and give treatment accordingly.

CAUSES OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

  • Obese persons.
  • Limited exposure to sunlight
  • Strictly vegetarian
  • Dark skin person
  • Regular use of sunscreen lotion
  • Being indoor too much
  • Age

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

  • Bone pain, muscle weakness, Back pain, and low back pain are common.
  • Fatigue and tiredness occur in vitamin D deficiency persons.
  • Recent studies show that vitamin D deficiency is associated with low mood and depression.
  • Low bone density and fragile bone are associated with vitamin D deficiency.
  • Low immunity i.e more susceptible to infections.
  • Hypocalcemia (a condition in which the blood has too little calcium).
  • Studies show that vitamin D deficiency is associated with Multiple Sclerosis ( a serious disease which causes you to slowly lose control of your body and become less able to move ), lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson’s disease ( may cause stiffness and tremors), Alzheimer’s disease (a disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions) etc.

TREATMENT

Vitamin D deficient persons can take supplements on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Consult with your doctor to find the optimal plan for you.

  • Vitamin D deficient adults must take 60,000 IU of vitamin D3.
  • Increased exposure to sunlight.
  • Take vitamin D rich foods like COD liver oil.

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