Can Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Serious Diseases?

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Jul 07, 2020

Vitamin D is vital for healthy bones because it helps the body to use calcium from the food. Traditionally, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with rickets, a condition in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize and leads to skeletal deformities and soft bones. But frequently, the study is revealing the significance of vitamin D in preserving against a host of health problems. Do you often become sick, especially with flu or colds? If yes, then low vitamin D levels may be a contributing factor. Several extensive observational studies have shown a link between a deficiency and respiratory tract infections like colds, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Here are some primary risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:

  • Being elderly.
  • Having dark skin.
  • Being obese or overweight 
  • Not eating much dairy or fish.
  • Always using sunscreen when going out.
  • Staying inside.
  • Little sun year-round region, living far from the equator.

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