Causes and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

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In this Article we will discuss about causes and symptoms ofVitamin D Deficiency. So, lets get started.

Vitamin D is a group of fat soluble secosteroids. Following are the causes of vitamin D deficiency.

Causes

Metabolic abnormalities like malabsorption syndrome, cystic fibrosis etc

Kidney diseases due to which it is not converted into its active form.

Excessive use of sunblock

Dark complexion

Obesity

Daily intake- Recent studies suggest optimum dosage of 1000-4000 IU/day.

Important Compounds of Vitamin D

Ergocalciferol (D2)

Cholecalciferol (D3)

Symptoms

Muscle Weakness and cramps

Bone Pain

Depression

Hair loss

Impaired Wound Healing

Cognitive Impairment

Fatigue

Insomnia

High Blood Pressure

Constipation or Diarrhoea

Concentration Deficit

In the next article we will discuss sources of vitamin D and diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency.

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