With the increasing number of those working from home in the last 24 months, questions have been raised about increasing vitamin D deficiencies and their effects on our health.
Skylab laboratory is paying more attention to our overall health and searching for ways to improve your health and wellbeing; it’s worth noting the symptoms and signs of vitamin D deficiency and what it could be for you.
What exactly is Vitamin D? Why is it so important?
Vitamin D is the vitamin that shines and is made by the body when the surface is exposed to light. Vitamin D is vital to bone health, assisting the body take in calcium through your meals. In general, vitamin D deficiency is associated with a condition known as rickets. This is a condition in which bone tissue isn’t mineralized, which can cause skeletal problems or soft bones. But research suggests Vitamin D can play an even more significant role in preventing various other health issues.
What are the potential risks associated with Vitamin D insufficiency?
If you’re experiencing weakness in your muscles or bone pain, it may be an indication that you’re not getting enough vitamin D. These symptoms can be slight, and even if there are no apparent symptoms that could indicate deficiencies, having too much vitamin D could increase the risk of other health issues including
- Cognitive decline in older adults
- Severe childhood asthma
- Cardiovascular disease
Research indicates that vitamin D could play an essential role in treating and preventing various other diseases, including diabetes intolerance, type 1 or 2 diabetes, hypertension, and MS.
What is the cause of Vitamin D deficiency?
Too little sunlight
Due to this, you may be at risk of having a deficiency when you reside in areas of the globe with less sunlight and wear long robes or cover-ups for your head or have an occupation that does not expose you to daylight. Vitamin D deficiency may be more frequent during winter months when the amount of sunlight decreases. It’s estimated that between 50 and 70 percent of the population living in northern Europe are lacking in vitamin D before March every year.
Deficiency in diet
If you have an observant vegan diet, you may be more susceptible to vitamin D deficiencies, as the majority of natural sources are in animal products, for example, eggs and fish.
Certain medical conditions, like Crohn’s disease and cystic fibrosis, and coeliac disease, could hinder your intestine’s capacity to take in vitamin D in your diet.
Having dark skin
Melanin, the pigment that is responsible for the darker skin tone, decreases the skin’s capacity to produce vitamin D upon sunlight exposure. Certain studies have revealed that older people with darker skin tone are more of a chance to develop vitamin D deficiencies.
As we age, our kidneys are less capable of converting vitamin D into its active form, thereby increasing the chance of deficiency in vitamin D.
If you’re concerned that you might be suffering from vitamin D deficiency, or you think the way you live or circumstances could put you at a higher risk, you might want to think about having a test, which will give you access to the data you require to optimize your health.
We’ll make sure that your process is as simple as possible, easy, and comfortable as it can be. Skylab Healthcare, we make the process easy and smooth by allowing you to book appointments easily at the neighborhood Hospital. This is how it operates:
Once you’ve decided on the right test for you, make an online purchase using our safe payment method or talk with one of our staff members. After your order has been placed, you’ll get all the details you require to make a convenient blood draw at one of the General Hospital locations.
The information you receive after placing your order will tell you whether you should speed up the pace of the test. The information included in every order for Vitamin D tests is the following:
- A doctor’s prescription
- All Phlebotomy
- All laboratory costs
- The comments of our GP
We work together with Healthcare to offer professional phlebotomy services. Our confidential blood test to determine vitamin D levels is accessible across the Trivandrum, Pettah and Paruthikuzhi.
Contrary to the home blood sample collection for healthcare testing, which requires you to collect the blood sample on your own, the trained experts at our clinic minimize the chance of mistakes like not collecting a sufficient amount of blood or accidental contamination that could cause delays in the results of your test.
The time required to receive your results will vary on your chosen kind of test. You can also pick either reported or non-reported results. Results reported include details and commentary from Skylab laboratory Lab technicians that you may be able to use to talk to your consultant or to keep for your documents.
If you’d prefer to receive proof of your research through the mail or WhatsApp, this is quickly done for you from Skylab Clinical Laboratory Trivandrum.