Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common types of vitamin deficiency.Â This is a vitamin that is produced with the help of the sun, hence why it is also called the â€œsunshine vitaminâ€, although the deficiency is common, a lot of people arenâ€™t aware of it, this of course can bring problems when we talk about pregnant women or children, two of the types of people who are at greater risk.
What are the Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiencies?
There are different conditions that are symptoms of a deficiency in vitamin D, but the most common ones involve soft bones; you see, vitamin D help in strengthening our bones and muscles, thatâ€™s why children with this deficiency commonly develop curved legs or lack of strength in the lower body. These disorders vary according to the age of the patient: rickets, osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Not only can the bones be deformed, but they also are easily broken and have less bone density.
It also good to know that this deficiency can go unnoticed to many people, so you should stay in the lookout for any of these other deficiency symptoms:
- Diabetes Type I
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Periodontal disease
- Bowed limbs
- Chronic muscle, bone or joint pain (most noticeable in the back and knees)
- Low levels of calcium in the blood
- Chronic fatigue
Keep in mind that these additional symptoms donâ€™t necessarily mean you have a problem with vitamin D but they can serve you to go check your vitamin D levels to discard any problem that can get more serious in the future, especially if you have relatives with problems of osteoporosis or if you donâ€™t go out to much to get the help of sunlight.