Symptoms of Low Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency involves a straightforward test but is an important diagnosis that can influence many aspects of your health.
Deficiency may be suspected from your symptoms and lifestyle and necessary checks are performed for an accurate diagnosis.
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Increasing research has highlighted the impact of Vitamin D on good health, growth, and bone strength. Exposure to sunlight results in Vitamin D production, and deficiency is very common, particularly affecting young children, older people, and pregnant and breast-feeding women. Many people have no or only vague symptoms, such as tiredness or general ache.
- Muscle spasms, seizures, and breathing difficulties
- Soft bones and bow-legs (rickets)
- Poor growth
- Delay in tooth growth
- Prone to infections
- Vague aches and pains
- More severe pain and muscle weakness (osteomalacia)
- Painful bones under moderate pressure
If required, high concentration supplements can be provided following the blood test result, although patients are advised that regular blood testing is required when taking supplements.