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23 Jul

Vitamin D Deficiency – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview:

People get vitamin D through food and by exposure to sunlight. For most adults, vitamin D deficiency isn’t a concern. Some, especially those with dark skin and adults older than 65, are at higher risk of the condition.

 

Causes:

The usual causes of Vitamin D are when it lacks in your diet when one does not get enough exposure to sunlight, when your liver or kidneys cannot convert Vitamin D to its active form or when you take medicines that interfere with your body’s ability to convert or absorb Vitamin D.

 

Symptoms:

Most people have no symptoms. In severe cases, deficiency can lead to thin, brittle or misshapen bones.

 

Any Affecting Organs:

It can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures.

 

Prevention/Treatment:

Vitamin D supplementation is the main treatment.

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