Vitamin D, Demystified

Vitamin D, Demystified

Vitamin D deficiency has become a world wide problem!  Vitamin D is responsible for many complicated functions in our bodies and a shortage of it can cause many problems. Vitamin D is a very important in keeping your Immune System healthy and working right.

A deficiency of Vitamin D can cause:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of a heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • The list goes on and on…

You should ask your health care practitioner to check your Vitamin D level at your next office visit. If you don’t have a visit scheduled, you need one.

In my next post I will talk about how much Vitamin D you need to take and where to get it.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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