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Vitamin D deficiency


What do you mean by Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency means that the levels of Vitamin D are very low in your body or your body is unable to get sufficient Vitamin D in order to stay healthy. Vitamin D is required by your body to absorb calcium that helps in building your bones. Vitamin D deficiency causes your bones to become thin and brittle.

What are the causes of Vitamin D deficiency?

There are various factors responsible for Vitamin D deficiency in your body, namely:

  • Lack of Vitamin D in your diet
  • Inability of your body to absorb Vitamin D from food
  •  Less exposure to sunlight
  • Inability of your liver and kidneys to convert Vitamin D into its active form
  • Certain medications that interfere with body’s ability to convert or absorb Vitamin D
What are the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

The signs and symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are:

  • Bone pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Frequent bone fractures
  • Soft bones that may cause deformities
  • Tiredness
How can Vitamin D deficiency be treated?

Vitamin D deficiency can be treated by:

  • Vitamin D supplements
  • Intake of food rich in Vitamin D
  • Daily exposure to sunlight for 15 minutes