Doctor Shuppo: Vitamin D intake should be continued in the spring and summer. Its deficiency leads to diabetes and cancer

With the onset of warmer weather, some people stop taking their previously prescribed vitamin D, believing that the sun will be enough for them. Doctor Olga Shuppo explained why this is an erroneous opinion.

The doctor claims that “half of Russians suffer from vitamin D deficiency.” This provokes the risk of developing many diseases, for example, bones become brittle.

– Vitamin D deficiency can also provoke the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases and even cancer – noted the specialist.

Vitamin D should be taken almost all year round, says Shuppo. Her arguments:

It is difficult to get the right amount of this vitamin from food. It is found in raw yolk, some mushrooms, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, as well as fermented milk products, cod liver and seafood. If you don't eat enough of these foods, you may become deficient.

The sun's rays do not provide adequate levels of vitamin D. Once your skin becomes tanned, its production slows down. We must also remember about the dangers of sunlight.

With age, the skin's ability to produce vitamin D weakens.

In case of chronic inflammation and gastrointestinal diseases, the production and absorption of vitamin D decreases.

Remember that the correct dose of vitamins can only be determined by a doctor after performing the appropriate tests.

Signs of vitamin D deficiency:

1. Fatigue and weakness: feeling constantly tired and lacking energy.
2. Skin problems: dryness, flaking, redness, rash or other skin problems.
3. Problems with hair and nails: fragility, split ends, dull hair, brittle nails.
4. Vision problems: dry eyes, night blindness, blurred vision.
5. Problems with the immune system: increased susceptibility to infections, slow wound healing.
6. Loss of appetite or change in taste preferences.
7. Digestive problems: constipation, diarrhea, unusual food intolerances.
8. Nervous disorders: irritability, depression, lethargy, problems with memory and concentration.

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Important !The 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.