In these times the life has become busy and everything is in rush. We tend to forget to take care of our bodies. We should remember that our body also needs rest and food to keep running in perfect condition. Eating right food keep nutrition balance in your body.
Every vitamin is important for your body to function. A vitamin is an organic molecule (or related set of molecules) which is an essential micronutrient, that an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism.
In this article, we will discuss Vitamin D. Vitamin D has a significant role in calcium homeostasis and metabolism. One of the most important roles of vitamin D is to maintain skeletal calcium balance by promoting calcium absorption in the intestines, promoting bone resorption by increasing osteoclast number, maintaining calcium and phosphate levels for bone formation, and allowing proper functioning of parathyroid hormone to maintain serum calcium levels. Vitamin D deficiency can result in lower bone mineral density and an increased risk of reduced bone density (osteoporosis) or bone fracture because a lack of vitamin D alters mineral metabolism in the body.
Let see what are the signs of deficiency of Vitamin D
1. Fatigue and Tiredness or weakness: This is most ignored signs. People usually think that they are getting tired of their work or usual routine but this can be due to Vitamin D deficiency.
2. Moody or depressed: Studies have found that people with a deficiency of Vitamin D are more likely to be depressed.
3. Bones pains or a backache: Vitamin D helps to keep your bones healthy. If you are deficient then most likely you will experience pain. It also increases the risk for bone fractures.
4. Hair Loss: People tend to lose an unusual amount to hair during deficiency of Vitamin D.
5. Slow wound healing: If you noticing that your healing process has slowed down. It may be a sign of Vitamin D deficient.
6. Muscle pain: Bones issues amplify the muscle pain.
7. Gut issues: Some people may experience this.
8. Head sweating: Mind your head, if it sweats too much. It can be due to Vitamin D Deficiency.
How to be sure that about your vitamin D level?
Get a blood test. This is commonly known as Vitamin D test (test name – 25(OH)D).
How can you improve Vitamin D?
1. Sunlight is the best way to get Vitamin D. But there are areas where sunlight is difficult to get.
2. Food like Fatty fish like tuna, salmon etc, beef liver, cheese, egg yolk, dairy products, mushrooms etc.
Disclaimer: Please consult a doctor before taking any action. Every person has a different body type and expert opinion is always recommended.