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9 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency (and How to Get More)

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The sunshine vitamin, vitamin D, helps boost bone and muscle growth, but a lack of it can really hurt your health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, breast, colon and prostate cancer, depression, weight gain and more. Read more to know about the signs of vitamin D deficiency.

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1. Muscle and Bone Weakness

 

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Our body stops building bone mass around age 30, and a lack of vitamin D can speed up or worsen osteoporosis symptoms.

Also Read: Vitamin D – A Simple Inexpensive Way To Improve Your Health

2. Feeling Blue Or Sad

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Depression, mood swings are often linked to a shortage of vitamin D. Vitamin D may work the same brain areas that affect mood.

Also Read: Getting Your Vitamin D Right

3. Chronic Gum Disease

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Getting enough vitamin D is important for oral health. Periodontal disease is a chronic gum condition. Bacteria cause the gums to swell and bleed. Some studies indicate a direct role of sunlight in reducing the risk of periodontal disease.

Also Read: Is Vitamin D Deficiency Causing Acne Problems?

4. High Blood Pressure

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Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Research shows that there is a link between vitamin D and hypertension. People with higher vitamin D levels tend to have lower blood pressure and are less likely to develop hypertension.

Also Read: Is Vitamin Deficiency The Cause Of Back And Joint Pain?

5. Fatigue and Sleepiness

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Research links a deficiency of vitamin D to chronic fatigue syndrome. Low vitamin D results in fatigue and sleepiness. 

Also Read: Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

6. Mood Swings

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Vitamin D receptors have been found in many parts of the brain. Having low vitamin D levels has been linked to depression.

Also Read:  How Is Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Depression?

7. Overweight

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Researxh shows vitamin D deficiency is associated with both developing obesity and the risk of obesity related complications. Vitamin D supplementation helps weight loss in obese and overweight patients with vitamin D deficiency.

Also Read:  Can Vitamin D Improve Male Sexual Performance?

8. Gut Issues

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Vitamin D deficiency can also leave many people with digestive problems.

Also Read: 5 Vital Facts About Vitamin D

9. Allergies

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Research shows that vitamin D deficiency also has a role to play in the development of allergy.

Also Read:  Vitamin D Deficiency can be Fatal. Don‘t Blame the Sun.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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