Vitamin D is a fat-soluble prohormone, which is synthesised with respect to sunlight. Human body produces vitamin D naturally in a direct exposure to sunlight. Apart from getting vitamin D through sunlight, there are certain foods and supplements that can help to get sufficient levels of the vitamin D in the blood.
It plays various roles in the body including controlling bone health, serum calcium as well as phosphate levels. Moreover, vitamin D can also alter immune functions, cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. Even some medical studies have proved that vitamin D can play a major role in regulating mood and get rid of depression.
Apart from it, Vitamin D plays many roles in the body, including:
- Vitamin D helps to maintain the health of bones and teeth
- Very important for health of the immune system and nervous system
- Regulate insulin levels and very helpful diabetes management
- Support cardiovascular health and lung function
- Impact the expression of genes involved in cancer development
Levels of vitamin D Required
The level or amount of vitamin D human body require varies with age, body weight, skin coloration, latitude, use of sun block, weather, variation in sun exposure and so on.
However, as a general rule older people require more vitamin D than young people, dark-skinned people require more OF vitamin D as compared to fair skinned people, and so on.
However, as U.S. Institutes of Medicine, the recommended intakes of vitamin D is set at:
- Infants 0-12 months: 400 IU (10 mcg)
- Children 1-18 years: 600 IU (15 mcg)
- Adults to age 70: 600 IU (15 mcg)
- Adults over 70: 800 IU (20 mcg)
- Pregnant or lactating women: 600 IU (15 mcg)
Vitamin D Deficiency
The lack of Vitamin D in the body, generally termed as Vitamin D deficiency, can result in various health outcomes, like risk of osteomalacia in adults or rickets in children, increased risk of falls, fractures, autoimmune disease, cancer, infectious disease, hypertension and heart disease, multiple sclerosis, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and some other diseases.
Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency
There is not any exact pattern of signs and symptoms associated with vitamin D deficiency. In a number of cases, people do not experience any particular sign despite low levels. However, the more common symptoms of this deficiency can include:
- General muscle pain and weakness
- Muscle cramps
- Joint pain
- Chronic pain
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Restless sleep
- Poor concentration
- Bladder problems
- Constipation or diarrhea
Vitamin D and Disease
Given below are some of the chronic disorders in which vitamin D deficiency play a major role as per medical studies.
- Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
- Autoimmune diseases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Infertility and PMS
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Periodontal disease
Homeopathic Treatment For Vitamin D Deficiency
Homoeopathy can prove very effective in curing Vitamin D deficiency, as homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s inherent reaction that then encourages the body to heal itself. Homoeopathic remedies can effectively strengthen the weak and brittle bones. Homeopathic medicines are made from natural sources, hence, these medicines are considered safe and free from any side-effects. However, these medicines should be taken under the supervision of a homeopath.
Apart from medication, eating a healthy diet with fortified foods and getting adequate sun exposure can also prove very helpful to keep vitamin D at healthy levels.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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