6 Identifyable Factors of Vitamin D Deficiency

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It’s an undeniable fact that we need more calcium and vitamin D in our bodies. We can drink milk and eat dairy products, both of which have vitamin D and calcium in it, but some people can’t have that.  You can get vitamin D from getting some sun, too, but getting too much sun is really bad for you.  Too much sun can negate vitamin D production. In either case, we still need vitamin D in our diets.  It’s important that we don’t have a deficiency in it because it can take a long time for the effects to be reverse – in some cases, it sticks with us forever. That is not something any of us want.  Here are six identifiable factors that show us that we are vitamin D deficient.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Bone Pain and Fragility

Vitamin D is needed to help the calcium absorb into the body.  You almost can’t have one without the other in this case.  About 99 percent of calcium is stored in our bones and teeth and we need adequate amounts of calcium to keep our bones strong. However, when you feel that you are weak in the bones and it is frail, it is a sign that your body needs more vitamin D to help absorb the calcium. In turn it helps ward off osteoporosis, something found in senior citizens.  As a child it is possible to have osteoporosis but they should not have to. When you have bone pain, you know how excruciating it can be.

Cardiovascular Diseases

These diseases are something anyone at any age wants to avoid.  In regards to vitamin D and cardiovascular diseases, it often occurs as hypertension. Vitamin D in some regards helps to curb hypertension, especially in women. High stress and blood pressure are to be avoided at all costs.

Periodontal Disease

Your mouth and gums are important pieces of calcium storage. Vitamin D levels produce both defensins and cathelicidin, a particular compound that help lower the number of bacteria in the mouth. This is especially important because the mouth is a major carrier and harbinger of multiple diseases and viruses.  Even if we brush regularly and floss we are still susceptible to periodontal problems. Periodontal issues can also be extremely expensive even with insurance because they require surgery or the use of high-tech equipment.

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Actually, the best places to get Vitamin D is from the sun which is why so many people feel better after moving to Florida. Also, dark green leafy vegetables are essential. Seniors as well as all people should avoid dairy if at all possible.