Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency

Many people around the world experience Vitamin D deficiency although it’s important in keeping bones strong, absorbing calcium, and keeping your body functioning well. In order to get vitamin D take supplements, increase the intake of some food, and get exposed to sunlight.

What are the symptoms?

  1. Mood Swings
  2. Fatigue                   
  3. Joint pain                             
  4. Muscle cramps 

What are the causes?

This is a frequently asked question from the patients who visit the pharmacy. The answer is When you don’t get enough vitamin D from your diet, also when you don’t get exposed to sunlight, and sometimes when you are on medications that interfere with the ability of your body to convert or absorb vitamin D.

How to treat Vitamin D Deficiency:

Healthy foods containing vitamin D

  1. Treatment: 

Your treatment will depend on the level of vitamin D in your body, your doctor will advise you to take some vitamin D supplements weekly or daily. In addition to increase the intake from your diet.

2. Foods naturally having vitamin D:

You can increase your intake of vitamin D naturally by:

  • Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna
  • Beef liver
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Egg yolks