Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin D is a vitamin soluble in fat and is crucial for the growth of powerful and healthy bones. Vitamin D can be found in numerous food sources such as eggs, fish, fortified milk, milk products and fish liver oil. Vitamin D is also formed in our skin due to exposure to the sunlight. Nearly 30 minutes of exposure to sunlight will produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D in the skin for your daily requirements. Vitamin D deficiency can cause variety of symptoms and here are list of them.

List of vitamin D deficiency symptoms:

- Eyesight problems
- Daytime lethargy
- Dizzying weakness
- Weight loss
- Excessive thirst
- Eye discomfort and hypersensitivity
- Muscle pain
- Heart diseases
- Diabetes
- Hypertension
- Stroke
- Parkinson’s disease
- Low blood calcium levels

Vitamin D deficiency is for the most part caused because of weak exposure to sunlight.

Diseases related to kidneys, livers or certain genetic disorders can also lead to vitamin D deficiency. Leading symptoms of lacking the vitamin D are bone problems. Lack of vitamin D causes rickets in children, osteomalacia in adults and osteoporosis in seniors. Rickets are softening of bones in children which can lead to fractures and deformities. Osteomalacia is softening of bones due to lack of vitamin D in adults and osteoporosis is a disorder that leads to increased risk of fracture which mainly affect elder people.

Particular food sources are very fertile in vitamin D.

Some of them are sardines, salmon, cat fish, tuna, mackerel, milk, bread, breakfast cereals, fish liver oil, orange juice, egg, and liver.

Vitamin D deficiency can be prevented on one of the following ways:

- Eat food rich in vitamin D

- Expose yourself at least 20 minutes daily to the sunlight
- Ask prescription from your doctor for taking vitamin D supplements

Here you can find more about vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D deficiency symtoms.

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