Vitamin D deficiency, which is very effective on muscle and bone, should be paid attention and heed. ‘ Dark-skinned people may be deficient in vitamin D. ‘ said Anadolu Health Center Internal Diseases and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoyu brought together what you need to know about vitamin D! You can take a look at the rest of the news to take a look at the symptoms of vitamin D, which has an important place in the body, and what needs to be considered. Here’s what you need to know about vitamin D!
For the development and strengthening of bones, calcium and phosphorus in the diet should be well absorbed from the intestines and vitamin D is needed for the absorption of these minerals. Vitamin D deficiency in children rickets‘ and adults’ osteomalaciaIt can cause bone diseases called ‘.
Dark-skinned people should not stay in the sun for a long time!
The easiest way to get vitamin D is to expose the skin to direct sunlight, especially ultraviolet B rays. The duration of sun exposure varies according to the characteristics of the skin. Because fair-skinned people’s skin will usually start to turn pink within 30 minutes, it only takes 15 minutes of sun exposure to produce the vitamin D3 the body needs. Dark-skinned people may take longer to stay in the sun to produce vitamin D.
What Symptoms Occur in Vitamin D Deficiency?
Factors that cause vitamin D deficiency include skin color and being vegan, as well as wearing clothes that will prevent the skin from seeing the sun, living in northern regions with less sunlight, obesity or gastric bypass surgery, babies who are breastfed and not taking vitamin D supplements, pregnancy and aging. It can usually cause complaints such as pain in the bones and fatigue. Sometimes there may be no symptoms.
Oily fish such as salmon and mackerel are rich in vitamin D.
Reminding that exposure to sunlight in general is the best way to get the vitamin D that the body needs, Assoc. Dr. Atasoy said, “Although the consumption of foods containing vitamin D is not very sufficient, it is quite useful. Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, corn flakes, milk, egg yolk, orange juice, cereal, beef liver and yogurt are among the foods rich in vitamin D.
Breastfed babies should be supplemented with vitamin D
Mentioning that the amount of vitamin D in human breast milk is quite low, Internal Medicine and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoy said, “As babies should be protected from direct sunlight and need to use sunscreen, they usually do not get enough vitamins from this supplement. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that breastfed babies take a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU per day. It would be appropriate to get support from your pediatrician in this regard,” he said.
Too Much Vitamin D Can Cause Disease!
Emphasizing that overdose of vitamin D can cause various ailments such as deficiency, Assoc. Dr. Atasoy, ” If there is too much vitamin D in the body, calcium levels rise and can cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia can lead to serious conditions such as loss of appetite, excessive urination, kidney failure, heart rhythm disorder, thirst, constipation, nausea-vomiting, unconsciousness, coma.” he said.