Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Should Know About
Did you know that one-third of the world’s population is deficient in vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin? Low vitamin D symptoms are very important to look out for, as a deficiency in this micronutrient has been linked to a number of issues ranging from the flu to heart disease.
Keep reading below to learn more about the symptoms of low vitamin D: your bones will thank you later!
Working Out Is Harder
Vitamin D is essential for muscle fibre growth and development, and a vitamin D deficiency can affect muscle function and fitness levels.
You Have Bone & Back Pain
Bone and lower back pain can be a symptom of lower vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps the body maintain bone health by improving the body’s absorption of calcium.
In one study, 98 adults with back pain saw a link between their back pain and lower levels of vitamin D, and the more severe the pain, the lower the levels of vitamin D.
You Keep Getting Sick
In a review of 39 studies, it was shown that low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of both upper and lower respiratory tract infections, on top of this, people with lower vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia when compared to those with higher levels.
So if your persistent cough keeps coming back and you can’t understand why then vitamin D might be the key! It is important, however, to consult your doctor before taking vitamin D supplements.
You Are Feeling Tired & Fatigued Often
Feeling sleepy can come from a number of different factors, one of which being a vitamin D deficiency, and unlike more visible causes such as stress, depression, stress, and insomnia, vitamin D is often overlooked as a possible cause of fatigue.
One study of female nurses saw a strong connection between low vitamin D levels and self-reported fatigue. On top of this, 89% of the participants were deficient in this vitamin.
There have been several studies that have shown supplementing with this vitamin can reduce the severity of fatigue in people with this deficiency.
You’re Feeling Wishy-Washy
I’m sure most people know that vitamin D plays a role in creating that all-important serotonin. This neurotransmitter doesn’t just alter your mood, it can also influence other cognitive functions such as impulse control and decision-making.
You May Be Experiencing Hair Loss
There are many foods and nutrients that can affect hair health, and while stress is a common cause of hair loss, it can be the result of a disease or a nutrient deficiency.
Hair loss in women can be linked to low vitamin D levels, there have been studies that tie vitamin D levels to alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune disease that is characterised by severe hair loss.
One study in particular associated more severe hair loss with lower vitamin D levels. Another study with 48 people with alopecia saw that supplementing with a synthetic form of vitamin D for 12 weeks greatly increased hair regrowth.
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