So the MILLION tests are back, and everything was normal but my vitamin D. Which actually really surprised me.
I did a little research….
vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that helps absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also helps regulate hormones, reduce inflammation, and function of the nervous system and immune system.
Absorbed from the sun, or in foods (milk, fish, eggs, and meat)
Normal values are 30-100. mine was 14!
Low level symptoms can include: depression and fatigue, weakness, backache, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, heart condition, and asthma
Causes of low levels: body doesn’t absorb it (crohn’s diesese, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease), obese, kidneys can’t convert it, dark skin, limited sun exposure, low fat diet, older age,
Untreated can lead to: broken bones, rickets (children), osteoporosis (adults), certain cancers, and cardiovascular diseases.
The interesting things for me would be that I eat/drink quite a bit that contains vit D. But, I do know that I have some of the symptoms (and all of this information was just compiled from different medical websites)
plan is for me: take a vitamin D supplement. One time a week. For 12 weeks. and then I will get retested.
My next question will be, WHY am I vitamin D deficient.