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Insufficient Vitamin D Makes You Weak

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Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in egg yolk, milk products, fish, fish oil, fortified cereals and grains. We can also get sufficient amounts of vitamin D from the sun. Hence, it is also known as the sun vitamin.

Studies have proved that the lack of vitamin D in your body can make you weak. Vitamin D is responsible for the proper usage of calcium by our body. Hence it is required to maintain proper bone health, strong teeth and also to help in the recovery from bone-related diseases.

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causes of insufficient vitamin D

New reports have shown that the sunshine vitamin can help to defend your system against specific diseases including high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, depressive disorders, tumour, weak bones and a weak immune system in general.

causes of insufficient vitamin D

Lack of vitamin D can lead to a disease called rickets which results in skeletal deformities and the formation of soft bones. The symptoms associated with vitamin D deficiency are bone pain and muscle weakness.

causes of insufficient vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with cardiovascular diseases, cancer, asthma in children and cognitive impairment in old people.

causes of insufficient vitamin D

A lot of people suffer from vitamin D deficiency for a number of reasons. People who do not consume enough food items rich in vitamin D are prone to suffer from vitamin D deficiency. As most of the sources are animal-based, vegetarians are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

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causes of insufficient vitamin D

People who always stay indoors and do not expose themselves to enough sunshine also suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Research has shown that old people with dark skin are also at the risk of suffering from vitamin D deficiency.

Sometimes in certain people, the kidneys are not able to convert vitamin D properly into the form in which the body absorbs it. This causes vitamin D deficiency. People with diseases of the intestine have vitamin D deficiency as the digestive tract in these people fails to absorb enough vitamin D. Fat people also have low levels of vitamin D as the fat cells extract the vitamin D from the blood.

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Story first published: Monday, August 1, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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