MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics, FNB SPINE SURGERY
Orthopedic Doctor, Chennai
21 years experience
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
Vitamin D deficiency can be treated with proper diet and increased sun exposure.
1 of 5
Once diagnosed, the best way of treating vitamin D deficiency is by eating foods that are rich sources of vitamin D, taking vitamin D supplements (consult with your doctor before opting for any), and increasing the skin exposure to the sunlight in a safe way. Opting for prescribed medicines may become necessary to deal with bone damages. In case you are suffering from vitamin D deficiency, consult with a doctor before excluding or including particular food items in your daily diet.
Which of these are responsible for causing vitamin D deficiency?
2 of 5
Less exposure to sunlight due to living in higher altitudes or staying indoors too much, living in polluted areas is one of the primary reasons for vitamin D deficiency. Plus, using excessive sunscreen every time you go out is also responsible for vitamin D deficiency along with following a diet that is too much low in vitamin d. Depending on the cause of vitamin D deficiency, the mode, and type of treatment may vary from one to another.
Having dark skin has nothing to do with vitamin D deficiency.
3 of 5
Various studies have shown that the more the presence of melanin will be there on the skin, the lesser will get the skin's ability to produce vitamin D under the safe sun exposure. Dark skin means a higher presence of the skin pigmentation, which naturally makes it difficult to produce a sufficient amount of vitamin D that a fair skin people otherwise have gotten from the same time of sun exposure. Overexposure of your skin to the sunlight may lead to severe skin damage.
Which of these are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
4 of 5
Though the lack of vitamin D isn't always followed by symptoms for everyone, still, there are some common symptoms of it too, such as pain in the bones, incurring bone fractures frequently, weakness in the muscles, etc. Difficulty in clear thinking, unexplained fatigue even after having a proper sleep during the nights and bone deformities also point towards vitamin D deficiency. In case you observe any of the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, don t hesitate to consult with an orthopedic.
If left untreated, vitamin D deficiency can damage the density of the bones and result in various bone diseases.
5 of 5
The deficiency of vitamin D in the body is known to reduce bone density which results in spontaneous bone fractures and osteoporosis. When the vitamin D deficiency becomes severe, it leads to serious health hazards, causing rickets in children, where the bones become soft and easily bends and osteomalacia in adults where the bones pain and become weak. Remember, having too much of vitamin D can be harmful as it can result in kidney damage and increased levels of calcium in the blood.