Vitamin D Deficiency – How To TreatSubscribe
Also called: Hypovitaminosis D, Low Vitamin D
What is vitamin D deficiency?
Vitamin D deficiency means that you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy.
Why do I need vitamin D?
Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency?
Some people are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency:
♥ Breastfed infants, because human milk is a poor source of vitamin D. If you are breastfeeding, give your infant a supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D every day.
♥ Older adults, because your skin doesn’t make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight as efficiently as when you were young, and your kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form.
♥ People with dark skin, which has less ability to produce vitamin D from the sun.
♥ People who have obesity, because their body fat binds to some vitamin D and prevents it from getting into the blood.
♥ People who have had gastric bypass surgery
♥ People with osteoporosis
♥ People with hyperparathyroidism (too much of a hormone that controls the body’s calcium level)
♥ People with some lymphomas, a type of cancer.
There is a blood test which can measure how much vitamin D is in your body.
What problems does vitamin D deficiency cause?
Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. African American infants and children are at higher risk of getting rickets. In adults, severe vitamin D deficiency leads to osteomalacia. Osteomalacia causes weak bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness.
Researchers are studying vitamin D for its possible connections to several medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis. They need to do more research before they can understand the effects of vitamin D on these conditions.
Can too much vitamin D be harmful?
Getting too much vitamin D (known as vitamin D toxicity) can be harmful. Signs of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Excess vitamin D can also damage the kidneys. Too much vitamin D also raises the level of calcium in your blood. High levels of blood calcium (hypercalcemia) can cause confusion, disorientation, and problems with heart rhythm.
Most cases of vitamin D toxicity happen when someone overuses vitamin D supplements. Excessive sun exposure doesn’t cause vitamin D poisoning because the body limits the amount of this vitamin it produces.
Learn more: NIH
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