Indian women at high risk of vitamin-D deficiency

Vitamin D is important for reducing hypertension, heart attack and stroke

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According to a recently released report by SRL Diagnostics on Vitamin D deficiency, 75-80 per cent of Indian women suffer from serious Vitamin-D deficiency.

Vitamin D is important for reducing hypertension, heart attack and stroke. Its deficiency can harm the bones leading them to become thin, brittle, soft and susceptible to fracture.

Commenting on the subject, Dr Deepa Dave, Director, Operations SRL Labs said, "Vitamin D deficiency is a silent disease but people may present with chronic muscle pains, spasms low energy levels, depression, mood swings, and sleep irregularities. Another symptom a person deficient in vitamin D may have is head sweating. One should rule out vitamin D deficiency in such scenarios by going for a blood test. The person can be advised adding a vitamin D supplement to the diet or even be prescribed vitamin D injections if it is too low. A simple advice would also be going out in the sun every day."

 

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