The impacts of Vitamin D deficiency

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Dr. Amir Neupane,PT (MSKS)

Since your childhood, you have been told to take the food and drinks that contains vitamin D by your parents , teachers and doctor but the sad fact is ,we ignore it often and regret later. Therefore, you need to be careful on time and know the importance of it to our body as it is very essential in maintenance of sound health. During the clinical practice , I have been observing some major impacts of Vitamin D deficiency in my patients which are highlighted below:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Bone ache
  • Muscle pain
  • Poor immune system
  • Less energized
  • Slow healing of cuts and bruises
  • Depression
  • Excessive sweating
    Sweating is quite normal after the physical exercise and the hot days of Summer but if you
    sweat excessively without any physical tasks and hot weather then, you need to consult a doctor
    without any further delay as it may be the sign of deficiency of vitamin D in your body.
  • Bone ache
    As you get older, it is pretty common to experience the sore joints and aching bones but bone pain can
    also be a sign of Vitamin D deficiency. Calcium is taken as the supplement for strengthening the bones
    but it can’t alone do the magic without the help of Vitamin D. It helps in absorption of Calcium
    increasing the strength of the bones .
  • Muscle pain
    Have you ever noticed that your muscle feel sore and take a while to get back to normal after
    the workout? This is pretty much normal since exercising cause microscopic tears in the muscle
    fibers that takes time to heal. However, if you feel like your muscles become sore really easily
    and for long time it may be because you are not getting enough vitamin D. In addition to aching
    bones and muscles , lack of vitamin D can cause chronic pain through out the entire body .This
    debilitating condition is known as fibromyalgia and it makes life a living nightmare for those who
    suffer from it.
  • Poor immune system
    Immune System of our body is highly affected by the level of Vitamin D in our body. Lower the
    level ,poor is the immune system causing the sickness much often and even at the slightest
    change in weather. Vitamin D does more than just help with bone health, cells in the immune
    system synthesize when exposed to vitamin D .
  • Less Energized

Its 3 pm and you feel like you have to break eyelids and barely have a strength to get up from
your desk. Sounds familiar? There could be quite a few reasons for this. Feelings like staying up a
little too late the night but you cannot resist closing your eyes. It can also be due to lack of
vitamin D. If you feel unusually fatigued everyday, it may be worth talking to a doctor about it.
Obviously, it is really tasty and refreshing but relying in coffee all the time isn’t always the best
solution.

  1. Slow healing of cuts or bruises
    If your small wounds and injuries takes longer to heal , there could be a couple of reason for
    this. Sometimes, people who smoke experience slower healing on their wounds due to low
    oxygen level in their body due to the bad habit of smoking but this kind of slow healing can also
    be because of lack of vitamin D.
    If you have diabetes and have noticed your wound taking forever to heal , you should also pay
    attention to the level of vitamin D in your body . According to scientist and medical experts,
    Vitamin D can passively affect blood and cholesterol level and stabilize them. People with
    diabetes tend to have tissue with both those things so keeping an eye on vitamin D level can be
    especially crucial to their health.
  2. Depression
    Depression is no joke. Many people who struggle with depression experience lack of appetite,
    fatigue and in some cases actual physical pain but what does vitamin D have to do with
    depression?
    Quite a bit ,believe it or not, according to psychology , today vitamin D is the only vitamin that is
    also a hormone, once ingested or absorbed through the skin, vitamin D releases
    neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin that have strong impact on how the brain works
    in studies on the relationship between vitamin D and depression. Scientist discovered traces of
    vitamin D cells found in the regions where depression resides because of this a treatment that
    includes a dose of vitamin D can help treat depression and other anxiety disorders in some
    people . Of course, there are many different cause of depression and everyone’s individual case
    is different but if you are struggling from depression or anxiety, it is good idea to talk to your
    doctor about the possibility of vitamin D deficiency.

Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency