While most people infected with an influenza virus recover in a few weeks, complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections can occur and make chronic health problems such as asthma much worse.
So why is it a big deal if I’m low in Vitamin D? The big one is Osteoporosis- weak bones and greater chance of bone fractures. I already have the major risk factor for osteoporosis – I’m FEMALE. But asides from Osteoporosis, which in its self is a big deal, a Vitamin D deficiency is also linked with
several cancers especially colon/bowel cancer
Muscle pain- like cramping
Rickets in kids (soft bones)
Mental health issues
Decreases in immunity
The list goes on from here.
There are several other conditions/factors that can actually increase your body’s requirement for Vitamin D, a few of them include:
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Intestinal disorders eg. Chron’s Disease
Low sun exposure- office workers, night shift workers etc
Insulin dependent diabetes.
Simple lifestyle changes can help to reduce your chance of developing type 2. One of the best ways to reverse or reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes is to eat healthily, stay active and maintain a healthy weight.Read More