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 Vitamin D is known as the sun vitamin, because the body can synthesize it upon exposure to sunlight. Exposure to radiation two to three times a week for a period of 5-10 minutes is sufficient for most people to produce vitamin D. It is worth noting that vitamin D is important for the health of the bones and teeth, as it promotes the health of the immune system, the brain, the nervous system, and the regulation of levels Insulin, and many other functions.


Benefits of Vitamin D Pills:

Vitamin D supplements are used to treat many health conditions, the most important of which are:

Treatment of hypophosphatemia:

Whereas, taking vitamin D pills in the form of calcitriol or dehydrotechesterol is considered effective in treating bone disorders in people with hypophosphatemia.



Treatment of phosphate deficiency caused by Fanconi syndrome:

Whereas, taking vitamin D supplements in the form of ergocalciferol is effective in treating hypophosphatemia caused by Fanconi syndrome.

Treatment of calcium deficiency caused by parathyroid hormone deficiency:

As low levels of this hormone cause a decrease in calcium levels in the blood, this can be treated by taking vitamin D in the form of calcitriol, dehydrotechesterol, or ergocalciferol, which helps to increase calcium levels in the blood.


Osteoporosis treatment:

Whereas, taking vitamin D in the form of calcitriol:

As it is considered effective in treating osteoporosis caused by liver disease, and taking vitamin D in the form of ergocalciferol is effective in treating osteoporosis resulting from absorption problems, or taking some types of drugs. Improvement of psoriasis problem: Applying vitamin D in the form of calcipotriol on the skin can treat psoriasis in some people, but using it with a cream containing corticosteroid compounds can be more effective for treating this disease.


Preventing bone loss due to nephrogenic osteodystrophy:

Taking vitamin D in the form of calcifediol improves calcium levels and prevents bone loss in people with kidney failure.

Preventing and treating rickets:

As the intake of vitamin D is considered effective in preventing and treating rickets, it is worth noting that people with kidney failure should use vitamin D in the form of calcitriol.

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency:

Where there are some symptoms that appear on people with a deficiency in vitamin D, and these symptoms:

 Frequent illness or infection:

As one of the best functions of vitamin D is to maintain the health and strength of the immune system, and therefore its deficiency may expose the body to disease, and in one study it was observed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to infection of the respiratory system, such as colds, pneumonia, and bronchitis, as one study found Another is that taking vitamin D supplements at a dose equal to 4000 IU daily reduces the risk of developing a respiratory infection.


Feeling tired and exhausted:

Studies indicate that low blood levels of vitamin D can cause a feeling of fatigue, which can negatively affect the quality of life, and it has been observed that women who suffer from stress and headache have levels of vitamin D less than 5.9 ng / ml, which is The levels are very low.


 Muscle and back pain:

As one of the most important functions of vitamin D in the body is to improve the absorption of calcium, so back pain may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency.

 Depression:

 Some studies have indicated that vitamin D deficiency is associated with depression, especially in the elderly, but some other studies have not been able to prove this, and it has also been noted that taking vitamin D deficiency to dietary supplements improves depression, especially seasonal depression that occurs during The winter months.

Impaired wound healing:

Where vitamin D plays a role in reducing inflammation and fighting infection, and therefore it is important for wound healing, and its deficiency may cause problems in healing wounds resulting from surgery, infection, or injury.

 Bone loss:

Where vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone metabolism, therefore, a lack of bone density can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency, and hair loss, as it was observed that vitamin D deficiency is associated with alopecia, it was observed in one study that people with alopecia And they had lower levels of vitamin D and had more hair loss.


Precautions for using copper:

Taking an overdose of copper may cause some serious symptoms, such as: nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever, stomach pain, low blood pressure, anemia, and some heart problems, and attention should be paid when consuming copper in some medical cases. , Such as:

 People with Wilson's disease:
 Taking copper supplements may worsen the condition of people with this disease. This is because copper may interfere with the treatment of the disease.

 Some genetic conditions, such as childhood cirrhosis and idiopathic copper poisoning, as ingesting copper in these cases may aggravate them.

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