3 Serious Signs of Low Vitamin D
By Genevieve Cunningham
With fall and winter settling in, many people are opting out of the great outdoors in lieu of a warm blanket on the couch. While this is certainly understandable, this can often lead to a bit of a decline in health. It definitely means less in the way of movement, but it also means that you’re likely not getting enough of the important vitamin, Vitamin D. But how can you tell? And why does it matter? Take a look at these signs that your Vitamin D may be lacking, followed by a few tips for getting more.
Your Bones Hurt
Bone pain is uncommon. Unless you’ve had an injury, you currently suffer from a bone disease, or you’re a growing child, bone pain is fairly unlikely to be a problem in your life. But a lack of Vitamin D is almost a sure fire way to experience aches in the bones. Most people who suffer from this symptom describe it as a deep ache that is generally felt in large bones -- like the thigh or the back. If this is suddenly happening in your life, it might be time to get your Vitamin D levels checked at the doctor’s office.
Your Head Sweats
This is a common happening for infants who lack Vitamin D, but it can happen in adults as well. When a deficiency in this vitamin is present, a person may experience sweating that seems to come predominantly from the head. You may notice a puddle on the bed where you’ve been lying, or you may notice serious sweat rings in a hat. While there may be other conditions that cause this phenomenon, head sweating is primarily linked to a Vitamin D deficiency, so getting checked may solve the problem.
You Feel Blue
Depression has many causes. Some of the causes are in our control, and some are far out of our reach. If Vitamin D, or a lack thereof, is the cause of your depression, then managing your levels of this vitamin may be a much welcomed cure. If you notice a feeling of the blues creeping up at the same time that you’re not getting the amount of sunlight that you normally do, go ahead and get your Vitamin D checked. A simple increase in this important vitamin can make all the difference in certain cases.
If you suspect that a Vitamin D deficiency is present in your life, get to a doctor to get checked out. They may be able to prescribe you a supplement to help level it out. You can also drink more whole milk, one of the only foods with Vitamin D, or simply get out in the sun. Be proactive, and make sure that the proper amount of Vitamin D is in your body to boost your health and life for the better.
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