Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency, Pay Attention to These 3 Conditions on the Skin!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 08:11 WIB

Illustration of Vitamin D (freepik) Vitamin D is an important nutrient that we can get from sun exposure. Unfortunately, sun exposure will be less frequent during the winter months.

This lack of sun exposure can make you deficient in vitamin D. In fact, vitamin D is needed to maintain healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.

The NHS says vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone deformities, such as rickets in children. In addition, vitamin D deficiency can also cause bone pain called osteomalacia in adults.

But reported by Express, consumption of too many vitamin D supplements over a long period of time also makes you excess calcium which is not good for health.

Health website cerascreen says that vitamin D plays an important role in the health of our skin. You can see some signs of vitamin D deficiency in the skin.

Because, vitamin D contributes to wound healing. So a lack of vitamin D can cause several signs on the skin, including:

  1. Slower wound healing process
  2. Eczema
  3. Psoriasis

Other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include muscle pain and weakness, waddling gait, chronic widespread pain or bone pain in the lower back, pelvis and legs.

The NHS says risk factors for vitamin D deficiency include lack of sun exposure, darker skin, being at home, malabsorption, and being pregnant or breastfeeding. You will not overdose on vitamin D through sun exposure.

In the summer months, the majority of the population will get enough vitamin D through sun exposure, a healthy and balanced diet.

In the winter months, people may find it difficult to get enough vitamin D from the sun. So, you can get your vitamin D intake from food.

If you are in a group at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, you may need a vitamin D supplement. The NHS recommends that you take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to maintain bone health.

You can take vitamin D supplements in the form of tablets, liquids, or sprays that can be purchased at pharmacies. However, excessive consumption of vitamin D supplements is also not good for health.

The NHS says taking too much vitamin D over a long period of time can cause too much calcium to build up in the body, which can damage the kidneys.


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