Vitamin d deficiency has become more common among the population. The reason behind this is modern lifestyle does not allow for enough time in the sunshine. People do not go out in sun to many reason such as lack of time, skin discolouration. Even if they go out they apply sunscreen all the time. Also, only few food contains vitamin D.
Most of my patient come with tiredness and pain in their muscles especially of legs. I ask them to get Vitamin D levels test done. We can’t consider the exact levels. But the normal 25- hydroxy vitamin D level is 30ng/ml to 50ng/ml for healthy people. People generally face symptoms when the level drop down below 15ng/ml. I have even seen a patient with calves pain and she used to be exhausted all the time,her vitamin D level was as low as 3ng/dl. And her symptom got better in few days with just 3 things i.e. eating vitamin D rich food, sun exposure in early morning and supplements.
Easiest and most effective way to take Vitamin D supplements is drinking 1 sachet of vitamin D sachet in a cup of milk, once a week.
This sachet are from Galaxy brand and works good.
Tiredness and Muscle pain is not the only symptom of Vitamin D deficiency. Read below to know other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.
1. You’re Constantly tired.
You are tired than usual. Whether you work or not you feel like resting the whole day. Lack of vitamin D deficency also makes you sleepy at daytime. Sleep disorders, general lethargy, or a lack of energy may all be due to a vitamin D deficiency. 6 reasons you feel tired more than usual?
2. You suffer from muscle and bone pain.
This is the most common symptom of vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency may lead to a loss of bone density, broken or fractured bones, and osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is vital for strong and healthy bones. Vitamin D also develops and preserves muscle strength.
3. Getting Sick or Infected Often
One of vitamin D’s most important roles is keeping your immune system strong so you’re able to fight off viruses and bacteria that cause illness.
If you often become sick, especially with colds or the flu, low vitamin D levels may be a contributing factor.
4. You are depressed or anxious
Vitamin D is available in two different forms—D3 and D2. Research has shown that the connection between vitamin D3 and depression Scientists have found that people with low vitamin D symptoms are 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who had normal levels. Other causes of depression include poor adrenal function, environmental factors, or other nutrient deficiencies. But it makes sense to explore whether or not vitamin D is contributing to depression.
5. Your wound heals slow.
Slow healing of wounds after surgery or injury may be a sign that your vitamin D levels are too low. It’s also been suggested that vitamin D’s role in controlling inflammation and fighting infection is important for proper healing. Unfortunatly there is less research about this till now.