May 29, 2024, 06:45 PM IST

7 ways to check vitamin D deficiency at home

Varnika Srivastava

Low vitamin D levels can worsen bone pains, particularly lower back pains, in all ages, and may contribute to joint pains, despite other factors.

Lowe back and bone pain

Vitamin levels can contribute to fatigue, especially if not caused by illness or poor sleep habits, as people may gradually lose them over time.


Vitamin D receptors are linked to pain-sensing receptors, causing joint pains, muscle aches, cramps, and weakness. Supplements can reduce falls risk by improving muscle strength.

Muscle aches and cramps

Vitamin D and calcium contribute to healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis and fracture risk, especially in older adults and those over 70 years old.

Bone loss and osteoporosis 

Various factors influence mood, so consult a doctor for persistent mood issues, including vitamin D deficiency, to confirm if health conditions or vitamin deficiencies are contributing.

Mood swings/ depression

Vitamin D aids in wound healing by preventing infections and aiding in the healing process, making it crucial for individuals with chronic wounds like foot/leg ulcers to consume enough.

Slow wound healing

Vitamin D boosts immune system, fighting infections like upper respiratory infections, colds, viruses, and bronchitis, alongside zinc and vitamin C supplements.

Frequent illness

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.