What is a Bad Vitamin D Level

Ok so I’m talking vitamins today, namely vitamin D. I’ve done some research and wrote a little tiny essay.

A bad vitamin D level is a certain problem that comes about by an increased or a decreased level of vitamin D in the body. It is very important to have vitamin D checkups. Health related problems can develop from over-supplementation. Excessive doses of vitamin D can result in increased calcium absorption from the intestinal tract. This may cause increased calcium reabsorption from the bones, leading to elevated calcium levels in the blood. Elevated calcium levels in the blood can then cause calcium deposition in soft tissues such as the heart and lungs. This can reduce the ability to function. Kidney stones, vomiting, muscle weakness may also occur due to the ingestion of too much vitamin D.

There are two types of vitamin D, that is ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3). A requirement of vitamin D varies with some aspects like age, skin coloration, latitude, variation of sun exposure.

A factor like age comes in like old people require more vitamin D than young people. Young babies should not be exposed to the sun especially during the first six months unless under sun block to cover them up. There are common symptoms of deficiency of vitamin D in the body, majorly they include:

Fatigue, general muscle pains and weakness, headaches, bladder problems, poor concentration, restless sleep among other symptoms. The body cannot generate more than the required amount of vitamin D especially from the sun exposure, the body always provides enough vitamin D for the body use. Modern hospitals can measure the levels of vitamin D in the body and maybe prescriptions follows as per the requirements of the body.

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