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vitamin b12 deficiency

What If You Have Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Does your body have a sufficient amount of Vitamin B12? Do you know how important this vitamin is to stay healthy and fit? Vitamin B12 is a pretty essential nutrient that our body needs for a good many processes. For instance, producing energy, boosting the immune system,  to synthesize DNA, fatty acids, myelin and also functions the central nervous system.

Vitamin D strengthens our bones, Helps to cope with mood swings and depression, prevents us from certain cancers, and narrows down the risk of fall etc. Sunshine is the best source of Vitamin D but yes keep in mind that extreme sun exposure can harm your body. If your body does not get enough vitamin D, then it will lead to various illnesses and disorders.

What causes Vitamin D deficiency?

Before knowing the problems caused by lack of vitamin D, lets us understand why people get vitamin D deficiency and what are its causes,

  • Lack of Vitamin D in your diet
  • Not enough exposure to sunlight
  • You may avoid the food not rich in vitamin D
  • Some medications reduces body’s potency to convert or absorb vitamin D
  • Obesity
  • Your kidney failed to convert vitamin D to its active form
  • Digestive tract unable to absorb vitamin D

Problems caused by Vitamin D deficiency:

You may not know the importance of vitamin D due to its sufficient presence in your body, but if it is absent you may experience various illnesses or disorders. Know it all!

  • Loss of bone density
  • Fractures or osteoporosis
  • Rickets in children
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Sclerosis
  • Heart disease
  • Falls in older people
  • Weak immune system
  • Infections

So, inadequacy of vitamin D in the body can lead to various medical conditions. But how would you know that your body does not have sufficient vitamin D? For that, you really need to go for a regular body checkup. At Concept Diagnostics, we offer comprehensive tests under the same roof at pocket-friendly cost. Book your test to know about your body!