6 Serious Illnesses Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

6 Serious Illnesses Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Many people are aware of the dangers of overexposure
to the sun. Skin cancer is at the top of the list of those
dangers, and while we need to educate ourselves and understand how to properly protect ourselves
from damage, caused by too much time spent in direct contact with the sun, we can’t
simply avoid it altogether. Not getting enough sun has health risks associated
with it too. That’s because when our bodies come in contact
with sunlight, our skin translates it into a very important vitamin: vitamin D. In turn, once our body has vitamin D, it becomes
a hormone that plays an important role in our bone structure, immune system, and even
our mental health. Although you can take supplements or have
a more complete diet to increase your vitamin D levels, the best way is to spend some much
needed time outside. Some health officials estimate that 90 percent
of Americans suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. So, let’s look at what could happen when
you don’t get enough vitamin D. 1. High blood pressure
There’s no doubt that a link exists between high blood pressure and lower vitamin D levels. Vitamin D works to fight the plaque that builds
up in the blood vessels. Less vitamin D means more plaque. More plaque leads to restricted blood flow,
higher blood pressure and the complications it causes. 2. Cancer
Vitamin D is so powerful that it helps fight cancer. When our levels of this important vitamin
are where they need to be, our immune system works properly and inhibits the growth of
cancer cells. Vitamin D also has an anti-inflammatory effect,
which reduces the risk for certain common cancers. 3. Diabetes
Research points to a link between optimal Vitamin D levels in young people, and their
avoidance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Since vitamin D controls calcium levels, it’s
believed that it also has the capacity to control blood sugar levels. When vitamin D levels are low, the body seems
to have a more difficult time regulating blood sugar, and over time this could lead to the
development of type 2 diabetes. 4. Rheumatoid arthritis
Once again linking vitamin D’s relationship to calcium, we understand it’s importance
in bone health. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, but
when we don’t have enough of this vitamin, it causes our bones to be underdeveloped,
and in old age become soft and brittle. A vitamin D deficiency also leads to poor
muscle development. These factors greatly impact the possibility
of the formation of rheumatoid arthritis. 5. Asthma
The anti-inflammatory effects that vitamin D has tend to fight asthma. Asthma and other respiratory issues result,
in part from inflammation in the lungs. People who live in large urban areas generally
have less exposure to the sun, and lower vitamin D levels, which could cause them to be more
susceptible to asthma than those in rural areas, who are more frequently exposed to
direct sunlight. 6. IBD
IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease is caused when an offending agent causes the body’s
immune system to produce inflammation in the intestinal tract. Because vitamin D is important to a properly
functioning immune system and reduces inflammation, it reduces the risk of IBD.

26 Replies to “6 Serious Illnesses Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency”

  1. Highly encourage you the acknowledgment for this important vit D .It was so valuable information . Thanks for your sharing. Keep up the good work! Love you . 😊❀

  2. I can believe how much your channel has grown congrats honestly it’s such a good channel thank you! You should a give way please!

  3. Good video but can u tell how much time we shall spend in sun
    Which time of the day is best for the vitamin d beneficial b

  4. I like your Channel, But not with your experience of Pronunciation and your speeding up in reading, I don't understand a thing, it's clear when someone reads to your understanding but with carefully read, thanks !

  5. Wait…so…if we get sunburnt…i.e. UV radiation "breaking" through melanin protecting a cell to the nucleus of the cell and mutating its DNA. But…at the same time, UVB also allows more Vitamin D to come in.

    So does it mean…in conclusion we should just avoid the sunlight, and get Vitamin D from food instead.

    Studies have also shown that sunscreens…instead of blocking harmful UV radiation, they not only prevent Vit D entrance, they also contains chemicals that get absorbed into the skin.

    All in all…we should just avoid sunlight?

    Live in a cave? or become a vegetarian.

  6. Explains why I now suffer asthma not getting enough sun on me, but I refuse to slap sun cream on we’re defeating the object of getting sun onto us getting vd into us if we poison our body with suncream. I’m now on vd tablets and inhalers for asthma. Note people spend as much time as u can in sun it’s better than popping pills for rest of your life but please drink water and wear a hat

  7. There's a possibility that severe chronic vitamin D deficiency promotes the development of chronic kidney disease as well.

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