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Do not Forget the Importance of Vitamin D for you and your Family

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Riya Pathak
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Do not Forget the Importance of Vitamin D

 

The sunshine vitamin – Vitamin D is one of the most essential nutrients required for the healthy functioning of the body. It is naturally produced in our skin in response to sunlight. However, it can also be acquired through different supplements and food products like egg yolk, cheese, mushrooms, fish, fortified milk, etc.

 

 

Vitamin D made quite a buzz this pandemic as it helps maintain good lung health and builds immunity levels so that the body can fight diseases. One of its major functions is to absorb Calcium in the body.

 

A sufficient amount of Vitamin D is required for proper bone and skeletal system functioning. The deficiency of Vitamin D in children causes osteomalacia (soft bones) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).

 

 

Hence, Vitamin D plays a crucial role in a child's development. 

 

Benefits of Vitamin D

 

Mentioned here are some Vitamin D benefits for toddlers/children/adults:

 

  • Vitamin D plays an important role in keeping healthy bones and teeth by maintaining calcium levels in the body. The deficiency of Vitamin D in children can cause diseases like rickets which occur because of soft bones.

 

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  • Children and toddlers are at a high risk of getting infected by the flu or viruses. Vitamin D helps to keep these viruses and flu at bay.

 

 

  • Proper amount of Vitamin D prevents gestational diabetes in pregnant women and hence could help prevent complications in the fetus.

 

  • Vitamin D helps maintain required blood pressure levels in children. The deficiency of Vitamin D in children could cause stiffness in arterial walls.
     


 

  • Vitamin D promotes lung and cardiovascular health in children and adults.

 

 

  • Vitamin D also plays a vital role in maintaining good brain health in children.

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Symptoms of  Vitamin D deficiency

 

  • Regular illness
  • Pain in bones and muscles
  • Depressive mood swings
  • Fatigue 
  • Hair loss
  • Fractures
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Frequent infections
  • Cardiovascular problems

 

Diseases that can be caused due to Vitamin D Deficiency

 

  • Rickets
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes

 

 

Sometimes children might experience deficiency of Vitamin D due to their lifestyle habits. Listed here are some reasons which could lead to a deficiency of this important vitamin in children.

 

-      They stay indoors most of the time.

-      They are fully covered when out in the sun.

-      On medications affecting Vitamin D levels.

-      Breast-fed for a longer period of time.

-      Kidney and liver problems might reduce Vitamin D levels in the body.

 


 

Again, the importance of this nutrient cannot be emphasized enough. If neglected, there can be serious repercussions on the development of your child.


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This article has been reviewed by our panel. The points, views and suggestions put forth in this article have been expressed keeping the best interests of fellow parents in mind. We hope you found the article beneficial.
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