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Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes

It is said to be caused by the failure of the person to consume enough vitamin D and the person's failure to expose himself to sunshine.

Vitamin D Deficiency Definition

Vitamin D Deficiency is the medical condition whereby there is inadequate intake of vitamin D accompanied with the person's less exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and review of medical history of the patient. Blood test may also be required.

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include occurrence of rickets, deformity of the long bones, thinning of the bones, osteomalacia, osteoporosis and weakness and fragility of the bones including susceptibility to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, cancer and periodontal diseases among others.

Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment

Treatment includes oral administration of Vitamin D supplements at least 50,000 IU per week.

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