Vitamins are the most important thing required for humans, since the time we’re born we have to depend on a list of vitamins to fulfil the body’s requirement because our current lifestyle and food intake does not satisfy those needs.
The human bodies extracts the required dose of vitamin mainly through food, however, because our eating habits have changed we have to depend on other sources of vitamin like food supplements, medicine and pills.
Side Effects of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is usually advised to be ingested orally and do not show much side effects, but many times due to over consumption of Vitamin D and due to the difference in the body’s anatomy the body show’s few side effects such as kidney disease, high level of calcium in the blood, hardening of arteries etc. If proper prevention and care is followed and if detected early it is possible to cure the side effects, but if ignored a few side effects can become extremely aggravated or even fatal.
One of Vitamin D’s major side effect is hyperparathyroidism which is the inability of the parathyroid glands to function normally. The parathyroid gland regulates the calcium levels along with the phosphate levels in the human body and with the inability to function properly there is a high chance of very high or very low levels of calcium in the human body. Hyperparathyroidism is one of the main causes of kidney disease simply because the high levels of calcium cause sediment to be deposited in the kidney or very low levels of calcium does not give the kidney the normal ability to function properly.
High levels of Vitamin D increase the calcium level in the blood, with the increased levels of calcium levels the blood is not able to travel properly through the arteries causing calcium to be deposited in the arteries which makes them hard. With arteriosclerosis blood is not able to reach the vital organs normally at the rate at which the organs requires it and it can cause multiple organ disease.
The kidneys function is to purify blood in our body, but an excess amount of Vitamin D can make the calcium levels high which can cause atherosclerosis that is hardening of arteries. If a person is already suffering from arteriosclerosis, then the existing condition can also become worse. The hardened arteries are unable to carry the high calcium blood in and out of the kidneys which causes sediment to be deposited in the kidney sending the kidneys and arteries into over drive and can cause kidney stone or even kidney failure.
Mother And Child
Every woman is advised to consume Vitamin D during pregnancy because many times the calcium consumed by the woman is insufficient for both mother and the fetus, it is advised during and after pregnancy for the woman to consume under 4000 units of Vitamin D, however anywhere more four thousand units can cause the child to be born with arteriosclerosis, hyperparathyroidism and kidney related disease. Even high level of calcium in the breast milk cab causes severe side effects to the child.
Excess amounts of Vitamin D can have side effects in many patients which is why it is always suggested to consume healthy and suggested levels of Vitamin D2 which is derived from plants and Vitamin D3 which is derived from animal sources which satisfies all the Vitamin D needs.
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