Vitamin D Deficiency

Below you will find more information about Vitamin D Deficiency from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Vitamin D Deficiency and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Vitamin D Deficiency comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Vitamin D Deficiency is the medical condition whereby there is inadequate intake of vitamin D accompanied with the person's less exposure to sunlight.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and review of medical history of the patient. Blood test may also be required.

Treatment

Treatment includes oral administration of Vitamin D supplements at least 50,000 IU per week.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include occurrence of rickets, deformity of the long bones, thinning of the bones, osteomalacia, osteoporosis and weakness and fragility of the bones including susceptibility to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, cancer and periodontal diseases among others.

Causes

It is said to be caused by the failure of the person to consume enough vitamin D and the person's failure to expose himself to sunshine.

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