What is a lack of vitamin D?
Vitamin D is essential for good health, but most of us lack it. You can get more from dietary supplements and sunlight.
Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium and phosphorus from your diet and use these minerals to maintain the strength of your bones, teeth, and muscles. Vitamin D may have other roles in the body’s immune system and heart health.
A lack of vitamin D causes bone diseases such as rickets (causing curvature of the legs) in children and muscle weakness, soreness, or tenderness in adults.
We get some vitamin D from food, but most of it comes from sunlight. The sun affects the chemicals under the skin and helps convert them into vitamin D. In winter, we don’t get enough sunlight of the right type to produce the required amount of vitamin D. We don’t need vitamin D from food or sunlight every day. But, if you don’t get it for a long period of time, you won’t have enough vitamin D for good health. This is very common – about one in five adults and one in six children are not getting the amount they need.
How much vitamin D is enough?
Adults and children over one year old need 10 mcg (micrograms) of vitamin D per day. This is the same for everyone, including those at risk of deficiency, and pregnant and lactating women. Infants under one year old need 8.5-10 mcg of vitamin D per day.
How do I get enough vitamin D? To make vitamin D, you need sunlight to hit your skin. From April to the end of September, vitamin D can be obtained by spending time outdoors. Most people only need to be outside for a short time, for example about 20-30 minutes. Sitting inside by a sunny window doesn’t count because the glass filters out UVB rays, the type of light that is needed to make vitamin D.
Tanning lotions protect your skin from the sun, but they also prevent your skin from producing vitamin D. If you are going to sit in bright sunlight for a while, or if your skin is sensitive, you will need to protect it to prevent burning. Wear a sun hat in summer if you are away for a long time, and avoid the midday sun on hot summer days.
Getting vitamin D from food. Most foods do not contain a lot of vitamin D, so getting it is fairly straightforward from food.
Foods containing vitamin D: oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout, red meat, liver, and fish oil, egg yolks).
Foods with added vitamin D – for example, most fatty pastes, some breakfast cereals, and some plant-based alternatives to milk.
Diagnostics of lack of vitamin D in MC Altimed?
Lack of vitamin D is a problem that many have. Here are just some and live with it, while others take care of their health and improve it.
Symptoms can vary if you are vitamin D deficient and it is worth getting diagnosed before starting treatment.
At MC Altimed, we do functional screening of the body to determine what state it is in, whether there are any violations in its work. The ATM Express Test program records the characteristics of wave processes in the patient’s body.
ATM Vega Test – allows us to “look” more deeply and identify causal relationships, to understand if there are hidden diseases, and what causes it.
Based on the results obtained, you receive information about whether vitamin D is deficient or normal.
When do i need to contact MC Altimed?
When there is a lack of vitamin D in the body, the signs of which are manifested in weakness, fatigue, it is worth seeking help from specialists.
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms
90% of the vitamin D our body needs comes from sunlight, and only 10% comes from your diet. Even if you eat fortified foods, you may have low vitamin D levels in your body.
Symptoms of low vitamin D levels vary from person to person, but if your daily routine and lifestyle prevents you from getting in the sun, look for the following symptoms:
- Bad mood.
The so-called hormone of happiness (serotonin) drops when there is a lack of sunlight. Our body needs vitamin D to activate it in order to efficiently produce serotonin in the brain. If you are feeling depressed or irritable, these could be signs of a vitamin D deficiency.
- Weak muscles.
Vitamin D deficiency is closely related to muscle weakness in older adults. Your legs may feel heavy and it may be difficult for you to get up and climb stairs, increasing your risk of falls and fractures. Vitamin D also helps our bodies absorb calcium to maintain healthy bones, muscles and teeth, making it even more important to keep it in check.
- Frequent illnesses.
If you think that you often catch colds and get sick, it may be a vitamin D deficiency, the consequences of which are low immunity. This is because it is needed to keep your immune system strong and healthy. Everyone is advised to start taking vitamin D in early fall to ensure they get enough in the winter.
- Weight gain.
If your appetite is off the charts or if you’re gaining weight, vitamin D may play a role. Studies have shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with overweight and obesity, while higher vitamin D levels are associated with reduced body fat. This may be because vitamin D helps control a hormone in the body called leptin, which helps suppress hunger and reduce fat storage. If your body is low in vitamin D and struggles to produce healthy leptin levels, it can contribute to overeating and weight gain. Lack of vitamin D leads to metabolic disorders. Note that overweight or obese people need more vitamin D than healthy weight people.
People who are constantly tired, especially the elderly, may not be aware that vitamin D deficiency is depleting their energy. Increasing vitamin D levels have been observed to reduce signs of fatigue.
- Painful bones and joints.
Vitamin D deficiency affects bone health, which can cause a throbbing sensation or bone pain. This is often most noticeable in the knees and back. If there is not enough vitamin D, there may be frequent fractures.
- Sweating of the head.
Scalp sweating is a common sign of vitamin D deficiency (this is one of the reasons newborns are checked for head sweat). Scalp sweating can be an early sign of vitamin D deficiency.
Why is it worth to go for treatment at Altimed MC?
When vitamin D deficiency is in adults, treatment can be different. We offer a therapy that is aimed at treating and eliminating the causes that block the absorption of vitamins. Also, after the course, the metabolism is normalized, and the lack of enzymes is replenished.
You can undergo inpatient treatment at our clinic. The complex of treatment that we use in our medical center includes several procedures using devices of our production.
Antiparasitic therapy with Lanta Z and Lanta ZL devices. For the body to function normally, all parasites must be “expelled” from it.
To restore organs and systems, we use passive (endogenous therapy), which helps restore the cells to a normal balance.
- Transcranial therapy strengthens the immune system and eliminates stress, overwork.
- PEMF restores the body at the cellular level, adjusts the rhythms of the body.
Finally, you need to take a detox course to remove all toxins.
Also, you can always undergo a course of therapy at home, if it is convenient for you. Using our devices is a great solution. We recommend using the ATM Helper ML device for electromagnetic (PEMF) therapy at home, which allows you to adjust all processes in the human body. A gentle stimulation to help generate healthy frequencies so that the organs return to normal on their own.
We are chosen because we have:
- Affordable prices.
- Individual approach to each client.
- Effective therapy methods, without pain and side effects.
- Modern equipment of our own production.
- The ability to receive diagnostic results immediately, while their accuracy is guaranteed.
To make an appointment for a consultation, call the toll-free number 0-800-600-0-80.