Indian Women highly deficient in Vitamin D: a serious concern as per SRL

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New Delhi, December 6
SRL Diagnostics, India’s leading global diagnostic chain recently released a four-year long pan India data survey (2013 – 2016)on Vitamin D level in Indian Women. Out of the total samples tested, SRL data showed that 75-80% of women across India had inadequate Vitamin D levels in their blood. The case is more severe in South Zone where approx. 81% women had this finding.
Low vitamin D levels are widely known to harm bones, leading them to become thin, brittle, soft and susceptible to fracture. Myriad research studies have shown that vitamin D is important for reducing hypertension, atherosclerotic heart disease, heart attack, and stroke also. Women seem to have a harder time stimulating the mechanism that builds bone tissue when their estrogen levels are reduced post menopause.
Dr Deepa Dave, Director -Operations SRL Labs says,”Vitamin D deficiency is a silent disease but people may presentwith chronicmuscle 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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