Vitamin D Deficiency & Symptoms

October 30, 2019
What is Vitamin D Deficiency? A vitamin D deficiency can happen when intake is lower than recommended levels, your exposure to sunlight is limited, your kidneys cannot convert 25(OH)D to its active form, or the absorption of vitamin D from the digestive tract isn’t great or the food source is of poor quality. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. Getting the right quality and quantity of vitamin D is important for your immune system function, bone density and many other body systems. Did you know calcium is best absorbed when vitamin D is present in your body? Since your body gets its Vitamin D from your food or the sun, you might have a deficiency and not even know! Living in sunny places doesn’t guarantee a better Vitamin D level since most American’s apply sunscreen on before going outside. Vitamin D Deficiency symptoms include:
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Bone pain
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Slow wound healing
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic muscle pains
  • Lowered immune system & immune function
  • Prostate issues
  • Dementia
  • Loss of bone density
Problem Solved: Testing & Treatment for Low Vitamin D To boost your immune system here are some simple ways to restore your low vitamin d levels:
  • Get your Vitamin D levels tested at least once a year, more often if you discover a severe deficiency.
  • Take a regular Vitamin D supplement from a reputable source/company combined with Vitamin K.
  • Get outside for 10-15 minutes per day and absorb a few sun rays.
  • If you can’t get outside, consider a desktop sun lamp.
  • Consider micronutrient testing to find out current levels of other vitamins and minerals in your body to bring back better balance.
MedStudio offers regular screening for Vitamin D as well as additional lab & testing services. Schedule your free 30 min consult here to learn more.