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Vitamin D Deficiency

The sunshine vitamin, why a deficiency can cause major problems?

Deficiency can lead to bone deformity (rickets) in children and bone weakness (osteomalacia) in adults. Vitamin D comes from the diet (eggs, fish, and dairy products) and is produced in the skin. Skin production of the active form of vitamin D depends on exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when a person either does not consume enough vitamin D or when their body cannot absorb and metabolize the vitamin D they do consume

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Severe Asthma

Severe Asthma

Fatigue and tiredness

Fatigue and tiredness

Bone/ Joint/ Muscle pain

Bone/ Joint/ Muscle pain

Hair loss

Hair loss

Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

Lack of meat based diet

Lack of meat based diet

Lack of exposure to sunlight, Dark skin

Lack of exposure to sunlight, Dark skin

Fatigue and Tiredness

Fatigue and Tiredness

Depression

Depression

Getting Sick or Infected Often

Getting Sick or Infected Often

Risk Factors of Vitamin D Deficiency

People with dark skin, which has less ability to produce vitamin D from the sun

People with dark skin, which has less ability to produce vitamin D from the sun

People with some lymphomas, a type of cancer

People with some lymphomas, a type of cancer

Prevention for Vitamin D Deficiency

Maintain a healthy body weight

Maintain a healthy body weight

Exercise under morning sunlight

Exercise under morning sunlight

Monitoring and treating medical conditions

Monitoring and treating medical conditions