Vitamin D is crucial to the overall health of the body, as it helps to keep muscles, bones and teeth healthy, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the condition if you start to develop any of these seven key warning signs during the government-imposed COVID-19 lockdown.
The vitamin is needed to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.
A lack of vitamin D can lead to serious complications, including osteomalacia, rickets, or some deformities.
You could be at risk of the condition if you find that you’re constantly feeling under the weather, or fatigued.
It could also lead to weak muscles, aching joints, and even poor wound healing.
“We know from Thriva [which offers at-home blood tests to monitor your own vitamin D levels] data that over a third of people have vitamin D deficiency under normal conditions, so it’s really crucial that we make the effort to maintain or increase our levels during lockdown.
“The most common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include getting sick often, feeling tired, aching bones and joints, weak bones, poor wound healing, weak muscles, and depression.”
A vitamin D deficiency could increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, asthma in children, or even some cancers, it’s been claimed.
The government has advised the public to continue taking a 10mcg supplement of vitamin D during the lockdown.
Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 03:00:00 +0000