5 signs to check your vitamin D level in your body.

Amtul Malahat
3 min readAug 26, 2022


Everybody wants to have a healthy lifestyle to enjoy their lives to the fullest. But your body has a complex structure and sometimes it’s hard to figure out what is bothering you in the first place.

What is making even simple everyday tasks difficult?

It could be the level of micronutrients in your body. The fat-soluble vitamin is much needed to balance other nutrients in the body.

This article is all about why vitamin D is the most important micronutrient in your body.

So, stick till the end because you might have this problem and you may not treat it decently.

Here is the rundown of 5 signs behind why you must check your vitamin D level in your body.

1. Exhaustion:

If you are feeling tired without doing anything exceptional plus having constant muscle pain, it might be due to a deficiency of vitamin D.

Tiredness comes from causes like stress, unease, insomnia, and so on, and people often overlooked the possibility of low vitamin D levels, treating it first can help treat other illnesses more easily.

Several studies have shown visible positive results in patients with fatigue when they treated their deficiency of vitamin D.

Here is a great article to read more about exhaustion: vitamin-d-deficiency-symptoms-of-fatigue

2. Weight Loss Problem:

Studies show that obesity is the risk factor for having low Vitamin D because it depends upon your body mass index (BMI),

It means if you are having BMI of more than 25 or in the case of obesity, more than 30 BMI, your body needs more levels of vitamin D.

If you are following a diet plan focus on shedding some pounds but it does not include any meal that has enough vitamin D sources like fish, COD cow liver, and egg yolks. It might not help you lose weight easily.

Obesity might be the reason that you are vitamin D deficient. Low vitamin D does not allow other nutrients to work properly in your body. Due to higher BMI, you need more levels of Vitamin D in your body.

This is why, even after changing dozens of diet plans without acknowledging the main problem, you may not be able to lose weight.

So, how you can get more vitamin D?

Include more vitamin D-rich meals in your diet, increase sun exposure, or take appropriate supplements prescribed by your doctor.

It will help your increase your level of vitamin D and surprisingly you see your pound dropping faster than before. (Given you consume a good diet and exercise, of course).

3. Calcium consumption:

You are taking the right calcium consumption including everyday milk and all the calcium supplements and doubting why you have got weak bones?

Vitamin D deficiency doesn’t allow calcium to absorb into your bones. Hence, all the calcium you take goes in vain due to the low levels of vitamin D.

If you have severe vitamin D deficiency, calcium and phosphorus do not absorb by your intestines leads to hypocalcemia (low calcium levels in your blood).

4. Joint pains in the body:

Taking antibiotics for joint pains every time it gets severe is not the option to get rid of this pain forever.

You may need to check your Vitamin D level first to solve the problem, a low level of Vitamin D causes osteoporosis where your bones become fragile and can be broken easily.

Sometimes, health professionals overlooked the possibility of having a low level of vitamin D and, prescribe medication for the particular pain.

An adequate amount of Vitamin D in the body can help absorb the calcium properly and reduce joint pains and make the treatment of osteoporosis much easier.

5. Depression:

Depression is most likely a common problem among youth and people dealing with it go through several medications and therapy but see no results.

This may sound a little weird, but what’s the connection between depression and vitamin D deficiency? There might be no direct connection but studies have found people who took vitamin D supplements have a quick improvement in their depression recovery.


Looking into these 5 common problems and treating your vitamin D levels according to it may help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

But, before self-diagnosing, make sure to first get tested for vitamin D levels prescribed by your doctor.

Once, you are tested for vitamin D deficiency, your doctor may prescribe you supplements according to your levels and it may improve the rest of your health problems more easily



Amtul Malahat

An Engineer by profession and a content writer as a beginner.