We have 208 bones in our body. They play a vital role in supporting your body weight, movement of the body, protecting your blood cells and organs, they store calcium and releases it into the blood as and when required. Every bone has its own importance.
Vitamin D is very important for making your bones strong and helps in the absorption of calcium in the body. If you get less Vitamin D, chances of thin and brittle bones arises. It also reduces inflammation and strengthens your immune system. It regulates phosphate in the body. Calcium and phosphate are very important nutrients to keep your teeth, muscles and bones healthy.
Who is at risk of Vitamin D deficiency?
If you avoid the sun
Staying far away from the equator
Don’t take enough Vitamin D in your diet
Unable to absorb Vitamin D from your food
Having dark skin
Having chronic Kidney or Liver disease
Having Crohn’s or Celiac disease
Chances are your body has become Vitamin D deficient, consult your doctor. There are three ways to take Vitamin D: through your skin, diet and supplements.
Health problems you can face due to lack of Vitamin D in your body:
1. Osteoporosis: Loss of bone density can be a cause of fracture and osteoporosis. Lack of Vitamin D can reduce the quality of bone by making it brittle, thin in kids it is called Rickets and in adults it is known as Osteoporosis. Calcium and Vitamin D is equally important for improving your bone density and avoiding fractures. People who constantly complaint about pain in the muscles and joints need to get there Vitamin D test done.
2. Falling sick often: Vitamin D strengthens your immune system which fights infection and reduces inflammation. People who keep falling sick due to flu, cold, cough there low Vitamin D level can be responsible for this.
3. Fatigue: Low of level of Vitamin D can reduce the body’s energy level and makes your body lethargic. Muscle soreness/weakness can lead to exhaustion and day time sleep, even you slept enough a night before. Vitamin D is vital for boosting your energy and improves your mood, taking a supplement may help. It will even make your muscle work effectively.
4. Wound healing gets slow: When the body’s recuperating mechanism slows down after a surgery or any injury, it indicates towards low level of Vitamin D in the body. When there is a lot of infection in the body the repairing of the damaged wound gets slow, since Vitamin D reduces infection and inflammation it is essential to increase its dose for proper healing.
5. Hair loss: Hair loss and lack of nutrients are correlated. Vitamin D activates hair follicles to grow, but Vitamin D deficiency can affect the growth of the hair. It is also associated to Alopecia Areata; it is a condition that causes patchy hair loss. One can even witness brittle and damaged hair. If this gets out of control consult a doctor.
6. Pain in the back: If there is a continuous pain in your lower back, it is another sign of low level of Vitamin D in the body. The pain gets so severe that it starts affecting the day to day activities.
Any kind of pain in the body makes you restless and it’s very essential to locate the deficiency and fix it as early as possible before it gets chronic.
Take care of your health because health is by default wealth