How to recognize vitamin D deficiency in the body?
Vitamin D plays an important role in the formation of the human bone system. Among the symptoms that signal deficiency are fatigue too quickly, muscle sluggishness, softening of the bones, which leads to frequent bone fractures. When people feel these symptoms, the best solution is to ask a naturopathic doctor.
In this case, the best way to make up for the deficiency is to stay in the sun every day in conjunction with eating nutritious foods that contain vitamin D.
In order to determine the amount of vitamin in the body, in addition to general symptoms, it is necessary to take a number of tests by doctor’s appointment, and then proceed to replenish the deficiency.
Among the reasons that cause its deficiency are the following:
- A small amount of time spent in the sun. In summer, it is easy to get the necessary dose of vitamin D due to the sufficient amount of sunlight. In the fall and winter, this is much more difficult to achieve, because most of the time during the day the weather is overcast.
- Lack of vitamin D in the diet in the form of supplements.
- Kidney failure, which prevents vitamin D from being absorbed by the body.
- Increased intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation, overweight.
- Diet that eats foods low in vitamin D.
The amount of vitamin D can be increased by simple calculations by taking sunbathing, food containing vitamin D and medications. The current level of vitamins in the body must be taken into account.
There are at-risk groups among the world’s population that are most susceptible to vitamin “sunshine” deficiency. Studies show that more than half of the world’s population is deficient in vitamin D. This applies to Europe, Africa and Asia, especially among the older generation. The categories of citizens at risk include:
- young children under the age of five;
- Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding;
- People who live in the Northern Hemisphere, which is associated with the peculiarity of active sunlight only during the six-month spring and summer seasons;
- people of advanced age, which is over 65 years, due to the peculiarities of the skin, which has much less receptors that absorb vitamin D from the sun’s rays;
people who are overweight;
- people with chronic diseases, such as asthma, heart disease, cancer, psoriasis, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.