Vitamin D Deficiency – Symptoms & Its importance
Vitamin D is unique because your skin produces it by either using sunlight or found through plant-based food. It helps our body to absorb Calcium and Prosperous from the diet. That’s the reason why it is very necessary for the development and functioning of bones and teeth. Unfortunately, With the increased number of desk-related jobs direct sunlight has tremendously decreased in recent years. . According to the studies, roughly 70% of society is deficient.
Vitamin D is of two forms – Vitamin D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is mainly found in plant-based food and whereas vitamin D3 is made by your own body when we are exposed to sunlight. Both forms of vitamin D are changed to an active form which is 25 hydroxyvitamin D, also known as 25(OH)D.
Vitamin D Deficiency – A major global public health problem:
As per the data, about 1 billion people are vitamin D deficient especially in Middle-Eastern, South American and African countries. In India,almost 70-90% of people have Vitamin-D deficiency.
Vitamin D deficiency is most known for its association in osteoporotic and menopausal ladies.Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children and will precipitate and exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk of common cancers, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, and infectious diseases. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with up to a 300% increase in dental implant failure rate while also increasing dental-related complications..
When should you take a test?
- If you are suffering from bone pain or weak and fragile bones; you should get a vitamin test done.
- Senior citizens and obese people should definitely get tested.
- Dark skinned people have to test their Vitamin D levels.
- Frequent nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness can be a sign of excess vitamin D in the body.
Spark D – Vitamin D test:
SPARK-D Test can be used in Dual Mode, (a) with CUBE Reader (b) with SPARK-D Mobile App.
Through Spark Diagnostics Mobile app, we are able to provide you a simple, affordable, and portable analysis of Vitamin D in 15 minutes.
To begin the testing, you have to click onto the Start Test in the app. After following each step to collect a finger- prick blood sample, mixing it in the provided buffer, and dropping it in a test cassette; Scan the test for 3 times after 15 minutes and your results will be displayed after the third scan.
The normal range of vitamin D is measured in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or nmol/L and can vary from lab to lab.Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OH) is the reliable marker of vitamin D status.
A circulating level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of >75 nmol/L, or 30 ng/mL, is required to maximize vitamin D’s beneficial effects for health. If you are at a higher risk, it is advisable to get the test.
You can avail your Vitamin D test by placing an order with us . Contact us for more details.