VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY
Even a normal person feeling healthy himself/ herself might be Vitamin D Deficient. Vitamin D Deficiency is very common problem. With the current IT era and CORONA VIRUS lockdown both children and elderly had been stuck more indoors which might have lead to further increase in Vitamin D Deficiency. With decreasing outdoor activities and people spending more of their time indoor sticking to PC/ Laptop or mobile is further increasing risk of Vitamin D Deficiency as sun exposure to skin is major source of Vitamin D. As we look for budget announcement and income tax slab every year as is due in Budget 2021 and plan for upcoming year accordingly, lets us make some changes in our lifestyle so as to plan our future life being healthy and strong. Adequate calcium intake is not only sufficient for bone health as Calcium taken in diet would not be efficiently absorbed if you are Vitamin D deficient.
There are two types of Vitamin D. One is Vitamin D2 also called Ergocalciferol and another is Vitamin D3 also called Cholecalciferol .
Common Sign and symptom are weakness and bone pain.
Common causes or risk factors:
Lack of sun exposure to skin. (Living indoors/ avoiding sun exposure/ sunscreen use/ Dressing culture etc.).
Less of oral intake.
Absorption issues like inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis.
After bariatric surgery.
Strict vegetarian diet may cause Vitamin D deficiency as common sources of Vitamin D are animal sources like fish, egg yolk, fish oil etc
Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency
Osteoporosis (Weak bones).
Fracture risk increases.
Cardiovascular problems like hypertension, increased lipid levels, CAD are seen more in vitamin D deficient persons.
Psychological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, depression, anxiety, Schizophrenia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease etc. are more prevalent in people with vitamin D Deficiency than people with normal Vitamin D levels.
Severity of Inflammatory bowel disease may increase with Vitamin D deficiency.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How we can reduce Vitamin D deficiency ?
Ans: Vitamin D deficiency can be decreased by exposure of skin to Sun.
Fish, Fish oil, Egg yolk intake can reduce vitamin D Deficiency.
Food fortified with vitamin D is good source of vitamin D.
Q: Can I be Vitamin D Deficient even without having any sign and symptoms ?
Ans: Yes, there are many persons who have no or insignificant sign and symptoms like weakness or bone pain but still have Vitamin D deficiency.
Q: Why even after taking good amount of calcium rich diet I still feel weakness or bone pains ?
Ans: Although there can be other causes of weakness or bone pain, but in relation to calcium and vitamin D, if someone is vitamin D deficient then absorption of dietary calcium is not adequate and that calcium is wasted and person can have calcium deficiency also.
Exposure Ultraviolet UV-B rays of sun to skin.
Vitamin D being fat soluble vitamin when taken as supplement in powder of tablet form should be taken with milk. Although gelatin capsule form of vitamin D supplement can be take with water.
Intake of fish, fish liver oil, egg yolk ec.
Intake of food fortified with Vitamin D.
Adequate Vitamin D decreases the chances of Fractures, heart disease, mental disorders, Diabetes, a few Autoimmune diseases, Alopecia, Erectile dysfunctions etc.
Correction of Vitamin D deficiency decreases common problems of weakness, bone pains and may leads to improved mental health also.
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Is Homeopathy slow?
Homeopathy is not slow. This can be decided by you. Take an example: If a patient is taking treatment for hypertension in other system of medicine and has to take medicine for whole life but with Homoeopathy if hypertension is cured in one year or one and half year and medicine is stopped then you have to decide which system of medicine is slow/ fast.
Is Homeopathy good for chronic diseases only ?
No it is not true. Homeopathy is very effective in both Acute and Chronic diseases.
Is Homeopathy effective in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Is Homeopathy effective in diseases in the body like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc. ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc.
Do Homeopathy medicines increase the disease symptoms in all the cases ?
Not true, Homeopathic aggravation is misinterpreted. There may be a mild increase in the symptoms in a few cases in which suppression is there.