Healthcare During Ramadan: Fight Your Vitamin D Deficiency In Sharjah

Vitamin D is very important for the human body as the lack of it have been found to be one of the reasons for many health problems. The good news is, the sources of Vitamin D are abundant. It can be gotten from conscientiously exposing the body to sunlight. It can also be gotten from consuming foods such as fatty fish, fortified dairy products, and taking supplements.  However, with the recommended daily intake (RDI) being around 400-800 IU, it is difficult to get enough Vitamin D from your daily diet. This has made Vitamin D deficiency a common problem among adults and children. In fact, it is estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of Vitamin D in their blood. At our medical center in Sharjah, we run a comprehensive diagnosis utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and techniques to detect, advise, and treat patients suffering from Vitamin D deficiency. That said, in this post, we will be focusing on the common health problems associated with Vitamin D deficiency and what you should be doing to get the amount of Vitamin D that your body requires to function properly. So here are some of the health problems caused by Vitamin D deficiency: Increased Exposure to Disease-causing Bacteria and VirusesOne of the most important functions of Vitamin D is helping the body to fight infections by strengthening the immune system. Its deficiency automatically reduces your body’s immunity level, exposing you to all kinds of infection-causing bacteria and viruses.  In general, lack of Vitamin D is known to cause respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, cold, flu, bronchitis, and even chronic lung disorder COPD. To increase your Vitamin D intake, it is advisable to consume certain foods as well as combine it with Vitamin D supplements. Taking at least 4,000 IU daily reduces the risk of being affected by these health problems.  Chronic Back Pain and Fragile BoneApart from being a major reason for respiratory tract infections, Vitamin D deficiency can also cause other health problems like severe bone pain and lower back pain. The presence of an adequate level of Vitamin D in the bloodstream helps to increase the absorption of calcium by the body.  When calcium is well absorbed by your body, your bone health improves, helping to eliminate bone-related issues like chronic lower back pain, joint pain, rib pain, and leg pains.  So, it is important that you consume an adequate amount of calcium so as to help strengthen your bones. This will also help to reduce bone pains. Vitamin D also plays a crucial role in preventing bone loss as well as reduces the risk of fractures.  However, if you find out that you are experiencing any form of severe bone pain in any part of the body, it is important to visit our medical center in Sharjah.  Persistent Fatigue and Undue Muscle PainAccording to a study, a low level of Vitamin D can be a cause for chronic fatigue and tiredness. The study found that increasing the level of Vitamin D can help to reduce or even eliminate fatigue. Also, evidence abounds that pinpoint Vitamin D deficiency to be among the causes of muscle pains So, if you are constantly witnessing muscle pains or chronic fatigue, it may be a sign of Vitamin D deficiency. Try to visit a clinic for proper checkup and treatment.  Slow Healing of WoundVitamin D deficiency can also lead to slow healing of wounds caused by injury or surgery. According to one study, Vitamin D helps to improve the production of compounds necessary for the formation of new skin, especially during a wound healing process. These are some of the health problems associated with Vitamin D deficiency. If you have more questions about this subject or would like to undergo a thorough medical checkup to determine whether your health is being affected by Vitamin D deficiency, please feel free to contact us or visit our medical center in Sharjah.  
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