6 Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency
A variety of health problems that vitamin D deficiency may affect include:
1. Obesity: Vitamin D deficiency itself could cause obesity or prevent weight loss. Due to the present of fat cells present in the body prevent vitamin D from being released into the blood, leading to weight gain.
2. Fatigue: Vitamin D deficiency can cause fatigue and sleepiness.
3. Infection: Vitamin D deficiency can lead to various infections including respiratory tract infection. Infections can often due to low levels of vitamin D in the body, as it is essential for a strong immune system.
4. Anxiety: Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased symptoms of depression and anxiety.
5. Musculoskeletal pain: Vitamin D is important for bone development. Muscle and bone pain may indicate insufficient vitamin D levels in the body.
6. Liver and kidney disease: Kidney and liver complications are also linked to low vitamin D levels in the blood.
Firstly, we need to control and manage our weight via healthy eating and living habits. As obesity and vitamin D deficiency rates is widespread globally, more and more studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation for obese individuals with a BMI of more than 30 is not as effective in correcting vitamin D deficiency as those with a BMI of less than 25. BMI is used to measure overall adiposity, or body fat, while waist circumference is used to measure visceral fat in abdomen.
If your BMI is high, then you are more likely to suffer from cardiometabolic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or cholesterol, which seriously threaten our health. Proper vitamin D supplementation is recommended to help reduce the risk of diseases.
We also need to change our daily routine, including: maintain a normal daily routine, do not stay up late, eat a balanced diet, less fried, less grilled food, high fiber, low fat, more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, regular exercise to get health. People with good health are rich than wealthy but unhealthy people.