Fighting COVID19: 8 Warning Signs Your Body Is Lacking in Vitamin D
3Bone pain and Back Pain
Vitamin D also contributes to bone health by improving the body’s absorption of calcium. Bone pain and back pain could be due to the lack of vitamin D in the blood where extensive studies have found a major link between vitamin D deficiency and chronic lower back pain. One particular study found how lack of vitamin D resulted in rib pain, joint pain and skeletal pain in the legs and that people with low blood levels of vitamin D were twice at risk of acquiring such conditions.
Depression has also been linked to vitamin D deficiency especially in the elderly. Some controlled studies have also found how vitamin D supplementation to those who were deficient, improved depressive thoughts and anxiety which also included seasonal depression which is notable during the colder months when vitamin D from the sun is low.
5Slower healing of wounds
One of the signs of vitamin D deficiency is slow wound healing following injuries and surgery. A test-tube study observed how vitamin D improved and increased production of various compounds necessary for production and regeneration of new skin that is a part of the process of wound healing. Studies in dental surgery also found how vitamin D can help control inflammation and infection to initiate faster-wound healing. In diabetes especially where wound healing is slow, an additional vitamin D deficiency makes the condition worse by impairing the wound healing process in the case of any injuries. However, little data exists ion how vitamin D supplements can help wound healing in those with a lack of vitamin D although one particular study found that the vitamin helped reduce leg ulcers by 28%.
6Bone density loss
Because vitamin D improves absorption of calcium, a lack of vitamin D in the elderly especially could lead to bone loss. Poor bone mineral density indicates a loss of minerals and calcium that can increase the risk of fractures. Studies found middle-aged women in states of menopause and post-menopause showed a link between low levels of vitamin D and low bone density. Unfortunately, controlled studies found no improvement in such cases when treated with vitamin D supplementation. Nevertheless, a proper vitamin D intake is a good way to protect your bones and keep them strong and healthy.