Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies among children and adults. Vitamin D plays a vital role in babies' development. This nutritional deficiency in children causes rickets, delayed motor development, muscle weakness, aches and pains, skin problems, and fractures. Other health issues like respiratory infections, food allergies, and asthma also increase due to the lack of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps maintain optimal calcium and phosphorus levels, the development of immune cells, bone mineralization, and much more.
Common signs and symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency in kids are as follows:
Investigations to detect Vitamin D deficiency
Children with low Vitamin D, with or without the signs and symptoms, can benefit from the following investigations:
Interestingly, children get 80% of vitamin D from sunlight and the rest from food. Though the majority of the population in India lives in areas receiving ample sunlight throughout the year, vitamin D deficiency is widespread across the country.
Vitamin D Deficiency can be treated in kids. How?
How Can You Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency in Children?
Prevention is always better than cure. Try to follow the following for a better life
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