Vitamin D Deficiency may lead to severe Health Problems

February 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

vitamin-d-deficiencyVitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the body for the absorption of calcium, bone development, immune functioning, and alleviation of inflammation and when you are lacking in them, there may be health consequences and diseases. This means you must provide them through your diet or by taking a supplement.

Vitamin D has been referred to as the “sunlight vitamin” because it is made in our skin when we are exposed to sunlight.

People who are having higher risk of Vitamin D deficiency :

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women, especially teenagers and young women.
  • Infants and children under 5 years of age.
  • 65 year olds and over.
  • People who have little or no exposure to the sun.
  • People with darker skin They are not able to make as much vitamin D as those with pale skin

Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency

The only way to know if you’re vitamin D deficient is via blood testing. However, there are some signs and symptoms to be aware of as well

  • Tiredness or Fatigue
  • Muscle/joint pain and weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Bone pain
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Bladder problems
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Hair loss

Diseases associated with Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease. This includes:

  • Increased Cancer risks
  • Heart Disease.
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rickets
  • Infertility and PMS
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Infections
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Foods that Contain Vitamin D.

Standard treatment for a vitamin D deficiency is supplementation. A few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and other foods are fortified with it. Natural foods high in vitamin D include

  • vvitamin D foodscod liver oil
  • Oily Fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel,tuna)
  • Mushroons
  • Egg yolks,
  • Milk ,Yogurt and Cheese
  • Orange Juice
  • Healthy Cereals
  • Pork