Vitamin D deficiency refers to having excessively low levels of vitamin D in the body. Severe vitamin D deficiency characteristically caused the disease known as rickets, in which bone does not mineralize properly, leading to misshapen bones.
Signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency as well as its effects may vary. A mild deficiency may not produce any signs or symptoms. The symptoms are subtle in most people and can include
Causes of vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by inadequate exposure to sunlight or inadequate consumption of foods containing the vitamin. Certain kidney diseases and gastrointestinal diseases can also result in vitamin D deficiency.
Other vitamin d deficiency symptoms and signs
- Bone Pain
- Muscle Weakness
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