Suffering from Fatigue Due to Vitamin D DeficiencyLast Updated - Wed, Apr 18 2018
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I am 35 years female, and have occasional chronic fatigue. Doctors checked thyroid (including ultra sound scan) and routine blood tests including diabetics and cholesterol reported normal.
When fatigue increases, I feel completely exhausted and slowly my legs, hands and whole body become very weak one by one. It starts with legs, then hands and finally not able to open mouth or talk. When I was taken to hospital at this condition, they checked my ECG all times and also electrolytes level (potassium, sodium etc.) and everything showed normal. Only thing they found was Vitamin D deficiency and after 1 year course its also at normal level. What more tests I have to undergo? Do I need to go for an Echo test even if my ECG is perfect all times.
D-rise sachets once a week only in a glass of water for 2 months followed by every alternate week for 2 months and repeat Vitamin D levels to follow up.
Vitamin D Deficiency
If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks and in fortified dairy and grain products.
Signs You May Be Vitamin D Deficient
- You Feel "Blue"
- You Have Darker Skin
- You're Overweight or Obese (or Have a Higher Muscle Mass)
- You're 50 or Older
- Head Sweating
- You Have Gut Trouble
- Your Bones Ache
A new study published by Vitamin D Council shows that Vitamin D and fatigue have a high correlation and addressing the deficiency of Vitamin D shows significant improvements in fatigue levels. Deficiency of Vitamin D caused muscle weakness along with bones and eventually leading to more tiredness.
Symptoms and Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency
Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet, even without symptoms, too little vitamin D can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
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