Hindustan Wellness D is for Deficiency

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Vitamin D is important for bones, muscles and overall health. It is made in our bodies through a series of processes that start when our skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. To Read More : http://bit.ly/1TiQLJL


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D IS FOR DEFICIENCY Lately I had been coming back from work feeling generally fatigued and having lower back pains. I googled the symptoms and turns out it’s quite likely that I may have a deficiency of vitamin D. But this is pure conjecture on my part. Dr Parul R Sheth a health consultant specializing in reproductive biology says "The most accurate way to determine this deficiency is through a blood test — measuring the 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels. Blood tests for calcium and phosphate levels and liver function may also show changes linked to a low level of vitamin D”. Regardless my google search on vitamin D deficiency provided some very interesting and insightful results. A study revealed that around 70 per cent of Indians suffer from vitamin D deficiency with about 15 per cent having been found insufficient in vitamin D. And what is to blame A fast-paced stressed-filled corporate lifestyle. Therefore it is imperative that one gets this test done. It’s quite ironic that living in a country that gets ample sun exposure one would acquire a deficiency in vitamin D. Moreover in India staying in the sun for long hours is generally not recommended especially without the use of sunscreen. Many people take this advice a little too seriously and don’t step out in the sun at all In fact these people also apply some sunscreen at home. In an attempt to avoid sun exposure they completely deprive their body of sunlight — which is so essential for the human body to make vitamin D.

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There are various problems that may arise due to such a deficiency—weak bones greater susceptibility to fractures and muscle weakness. In addition it also increases the risk of having a heart disease. Fortunately vitamin D is fairly easy to gain. Expose yourself to sunlight every morning without sunscreen. Eat fatty fish such as salmon mackerel herring tuna fish oils egg yolks fortified milk and other fortified foods such as cereals. Furthermore many companies now sell supplements for vitamin D. While being vitamin D deficient is a problem there are disadvantages of too much vitamin D as well. Excess may cause health problems such as dehydration vomiting kidney damage and kidney stones. Now what you do you need to do Get the test done start altering your dietary intake to ensure proper balance of nutrients and do that Surya Namaskar that your granny has been recommending all this while. Vitamin D is important for bones muscles and overall health. It is made in our bodies through a series of processes that start when our skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet UV radiation. Here are some tips to help you get enough vitamin D: Take a balanced approach to sun exposure. UV radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D but too much sun exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer. Speak to your doctor if you are at risk of low vitamin D. You might be at risk of low vitamin D if you have naturally very dark skin get little or no sun exposure have a medical condition that affects vitamin D metabolism or take certain medications for example those that increase the breakdown of vitamin D. Exercise daily. Regular exercise assists with production of vitamin D. Eat enough calcium. Vitamin D and calcium work together to make your bones strong. Make sure you get enough calcium by including a selection of dairy products leafy vegetables fish tofu Brazil nuts and almonds in your diet. Speak to your doctor before taking supplements. Vitamin D supplements may be helpful for some people but you should speak with your doctor first and take them strictly as directed.

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