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Do you often feel tired and like you do not have the energy to do anything? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or insomnia? Are your teeth yellowed and do they hurt when exposed to cold water? If so, then there is a high chance that you are suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency. This blog post will talk about 5 surefire signs to spot this condition.

1) Fatigue: You may be suffering from a moderate or severe Vitamin D deficiency if you feel constantly fatigued and it won’t go away. This is due to the fact that Vitamin D has a huge effect on your immune system, and if you do not have enough of it then you will constantly feel tired and like you can’t get enough sleep. It can be especially true in the wintertime since we do not get as much exposure to sunlight (the main source for Vitamin D).

2) Mood Swings: When you are experiencing a mood swing, you most likely don’t ask yourself:  do I have a Vitamin D deficiency? However, it may actually be the primary cause for your fluctuating moods. Low Vitamin D levels can change your mood and make you extremely irritable and anxious all of a sudden. It is especially the case if these mood swings are persistent and don’t seem to go away even temporarily.

3) Bone Pain: Do you suffer from achy bones and joints? You may have a Vitamin D deficiency. Bone pain comes from a lack of calcium in your bones brought on by low Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps you absorb the calcium from food, so without it, not only do your bones ache, but they can also become brittle. Severe bone pain that is left untreated could be a sign of more serious issues, so we recommend you see a doctor if this is the case.

4) Muscle Cramps: Muscle cramping is uncomfortable, painful, and can hamper your day-to-day life. If you’ve asked yourself, “do I have a Vitamin D deficiency?”, and you suffer from lingering muscle cramps and pain, you may be onto something. When your body lacks Vitamin D, it can lead to muscle cramps and spasms that cause extended pain, limited mobility, and other issues. If you increase your Vitamin D intake, you may notice that this goes away quite quickly, which is a great sign and a step in the right direction.

5) Weight Gain: People who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency often complain of rapid weight gain. This is because their body is trying to get the Vitamin D it needs from other sources, like food. If you notice that your weight has been increasing rapidly and there do not appear to be any other reasons for this (like a new diet or exercise regimen), you may want to consider getting tested for a deficiency in Vitamin D.

If you find yourself suffering from one or all of the above signs for Vitamin D deficiency, you can start getting help today through IV therapy from Hydrate You IV. An IV treatment will quickly introduce a boost of Vitamin D and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream and help to mitigate the symptoms almost immediately.

For more info about what we do and how we can help you feel great, click here. You can also call us at (405) 276-4937 (OKC) or (918) 520-1238 (Tulsa).