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8 Signs Of Vitamin D Deficiency You Should Know

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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. 

Given here are a few signs of vitamin D deficiency.

1. Muscle And Bone Weakness

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

2. Feeling Blue Or Sad

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

3. Chronic Gum Disease

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

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.

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.

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.

7. Overweight

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Research shows that vitamin D deficiency is associated with both developing obesity and the risk of obesity-related complications. Vitamin D supplementation helps obese and overweight patients with vitamin D deficiency lose weight.

8. Gut Issues

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

9. Allergies

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