About 1 billion people are estimated to have vitamin D deficiency. In the US, the majority of the population is believed to have low levels of vitamin D. As vitamin D deficiency becomes a growing concern, a large number of people have now started taking interest on what symptoms to look out for.
So what are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency that you need to know?
Weakness in bones and muscles
Vitamin D helps strengthen the bones and muscles. The body needs calcium for stronger and healthier bones and vitamin D plays a major role in the absorption of calcium into the body. If the body is not able to absorb the right amount of calcium needed, this will result to weak bones and muscles.
High blood pressure
Research shows a link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency. Low levels of Vitamin D affect the heart. With low vitamin D levels, there is increased risk of hypertension, which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Overweight or obese individuals are found to have increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. A new research adds evidence that links obesity with lower vitamin D levels. The study suggests that obese individuals may be less able to convert vitamin D to its active form. As vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, it helps increase the body’s energy expenditure, resulting to weight loss.
Fatigue and sleepiness
Some cases of chronic fatigue and sleepiness may be due to low levels of vitamin D, as suggested by research studies. Individuals with vitamin D deficiency will feel a lack of energy throughout the day, which leads to feeling fatigued and sleepy.
For individuals suffering from chronic pain, it is likely due to low levels of vitamin D. Over the years, researchers have found a link between chronic pain and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D supplementation has been suggested to help lessen the wind-up response among chronic pain sufferers.
A study conducted on 6000 individuals revealed that those deficient in vitamin D are more susceptible to allergies. Vitamin D stimulates the body’s immune system against various infections. It also plays a significant role in preventing various allergic diseases.
Studies suggest a link between vitamin D and periodontal health. Individuals with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to suffer from gum reddening, swelling, and bleeding. Vitamin D promotes periodontal health by producing compounds that reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth.
Vitamin D has a role in the production of serotonin, the happy hormone. Serotonin has a significant impact on a person’s mood. Individuals experiencing unusual mood swings likely have low levels of vitamin D.
One of the early signs of vitamin D deficiency is excessive head sweating. Individuals experiencing excessive sweating in the head compared to the rest of the body likely have low vitamin D levels. This is also the reason why new mothers are asked if they observe excessive head sweating in their newborns.
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