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Get enough vitamin D for healthy bones

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  • 21st December, 2022 08:52:47 PM
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Get enough vitamin D for healthy bones

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Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin is necessary for one’s overall well-being and it helps to regulate calcium and phosphate in the body and improve your overall well-being. Moreover, enough vitamin D is also necessary for healthy bones.

Dr Pankaj Gunjal, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals in Nashik, shared, “A good amount of vitamin D is needed in order to prevent metabolic syndromes, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory infections, food allergies, and asthma.”

He added, “Vitamin D deficiency is commonly associated with bone and muscle pain. You will be shocked to know that being deficient in vitamin D can lead to skeletal diseases.”

He cautioned, “Those children who are deficient in this vitamin can suffer from a condition called rickets leading to bone weakness, bowed legs and other skeletal deformities like stooped posture.”

How to get enough amount of Vitamin D:

  • It will be imperative for you to get enough amount of sunlight on a daily basis.
  • Try to expose yourself to the sun for at least 15-20 minutes between 10:30 am to 01:30 pm.
  • Make sure to include vitamin D-rich foods in the diet. Eat mushrooms, egg yolks, salmon, mackerel, and tuna.

Cautious

  • Take vitamin D supplements only after the doctor’s advice.
  • Take a vitamin D3 test from time to time to check it and ensure that you stay hale and hearty.
  • Also, avoid going overboard on vitamin D as high levels of it lead to nausea, vomiting, and weakness.
  • Remember, overexposing can damage the skin so be careful.

Source: Hindustan Times