Vitamin D deficiency and Mobility Issues
Vitamin D deficiency may lead to mobility issues as Vitamin D is need to keep healthy bones as well as a strong Cardio Vascular system .
Older people with lowest vitamin D levels are 1.7 times more likely to have at least one physical limitation than those with the highest levels. Not getting enough vitamin D may lead to problems with completing everyday tasks later in life.
I know from personal experience how important Vitamin D can be. While hospitalized a couple years ago, my levels of Vitamin D were almost nil. My own problem wasn’t from lack of sunshine but a COPD exacerbation. Though I was given injections of replacement Vitamin D, I still required rehab to be able to walk easily and keep my balance steadily.
“One of the reasons we’re so vitamin D deficient is we’re avoiding the sun and wearing sun screen,” Phillips added. “That’s great for skin cancer prevention, not such good news for our vitamin D levels.”
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The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements recommends adults 51 to 70 years old get 600 IUs of vitamin D each day and those 70 and older get 800 IUs daily. See on www.cbsnews.com
Make certain that your loved one takes frequent walks outside and receives a good daily dose of Vitamin D.