Doctor Shokur: if you have a serious loss of energy in the fall, you should check your vitamin D level

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Endocrinologist Svetlana Shokur said that the level of vitamin D in the body in the fall affects its susceptibility to fatigue and mood problems.

Endocrinologist Shokur reminded that vitamin D begins to be produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. In autumn, the amount of sun significantly decreases, and as a result, the concentration of this vitamin in the body decreases, so many people feel a deterioration in their health.

“One of the main reasons for low mood and lack of energy in the autumn is a decrease in the level of vitamin D in the body.” , – doctor Svetlana Shokur warned about this in an interview with
The doctor advised that in case of serious loss of strength and depressive states in the fall, check the level of vitamin D by taking an appropriate blood test. The specialist noted that due to the early onset of darkness in the fall, the body reflexively increases the production of a hormone such as melatonin. At the same time, it more actively uses the amino acid tryptophan for this process. The latter is also necessary for the body to produce the “happy hormone” serotonin. But since tryptophan goes mainly to melatonin (known as the “sleep hormone”), less serotonin is released. As a result, a person suffers from drowsiness, psychological stress, apathy, sadness, increased fatigue, and sleep problems in the fall.

Other possible reasons for a serious loss of strength in the fall. According to the doctor, this may occur due to low-grade inflammatory processes, exacerbation of chronic pathologies, anemia.

Earlier, the portal wrote that doctor Evgenia Belyuga spoke about the health hazards of sugar consumed in the fall.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Svetlana Shokur Svetlana Shokur Health endocrinologist