Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

What are the symptoms or signs that a person is not getting enough vitamin D?

Some people who aren’t getting enough vitamin D have pain in their bones, trouble getting around, and are more prone to infections, according to the Vitamin D CouncilOff Site Icon.

But, it’s also possible you won’t have any noticeable symptoms.

Ultimately, getting too little vitamin D can cause other, more significant problems, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon.

Though it’s rare, children with a vitamin D deficiency can get rickets, which is a condition that causes bones to become soft and bendable.

Vitamin D deficiency in adults will lead to osteomalacia, which causes painful bones and weak muscles.

Talk to your doctor for more information about signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason