All vitamins should be maintained in a balanced level in our body. If there is a deficiency in the vitamins then it leads to various diseases. These vitamin deficiency symptoms are very difficult to identify in its initial stages. People find out these problems only in advanced stages. It becomes hard to treat these diseases in its advanced stages.
Vitamin D is very important for our normal health for both infants and adults. Vitamin D is naturally obtained from sunlight. Hence, it is necessary to expose yourself to the sun light daily.
Latest researches have proved that vitamin D is very essential to prevent all types of cancer, heart related diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and bone related diseases. If there is a deficiency in vitamin D it very much increases the major health problems in your life.
Now let us discuss the major symptoms of deficiency of vitamin D. First let us discuss the major health problems in case of the children.
Children who are deficient in vitamin D develop teeth very slowly.
We have all learnt about rickets in our early ages. Rickets is a disease which leads to the weakening and softening of bones in the skull and legs.
Thus, children who have rickets have bent or curves in the legs.
Children who have vitamin D deficiency start walking very slowly. The growth of such children gets retarded.
Infants who have vitamin d deficiency find it difficult to breathe normally.
Infants experience painful muscle contracts. Infants are prone to sudden occurrence of diseases.
Infants who are prone to deficiency in vitamin D fall ill often. The major infections that occur in such infants are respiratory infections.Infants that relay only on breast milk are under high risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Adults who are deficient in vitamin D become weak easier than other people.
Osteomalacia is the softening of bones caused due to the deficiency of vitamin D in adults.
There will be unbearable pain in the bones and joints.
People experience problems in health that include aches and pains. They find it difficult to do their daily activities.
Adults experience Pain in thighs, hips, ribs, feet and pelvis. They find it difficult to climb the stair cases.
Pregnant women are highly prone to vitamin d deficiency.
If you come across these symptoms it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor. People should get good exposure to sunlight to avoid vitamin d deficiency, especially during morning hours. Born babies should be exposed to sunlight for few a minutes to get strong bones.
Vitamin D deficiency is mostly found in vegetarians. Vitamin D is rich in eggs, meat, dairy, and fish. Add these food items in your daily meals.
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