How is vitamin D deficiency treated?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Sheela Krishnaswamy

The risk for Vitamin D deficiency increases if someone rarely goes out in the sun. The treatment for Vitamin D deficiency usually includes dietary changes, supplements, and increasing sun exposure.

Oral supplements of Vitamin D are the first line of treatment for vitamin D deficiency. Research states that Magnesium helps to activate vitamin D, therefore, it might also be prescribed along with the supplements.

The dose of the supplement depends on the deficient amount. In severe cases, one might even be injected with it.

The other recommendation is adding Vitamin D through Diet. Very few foods are rich in vitamin D.  Egg yolk and fish are two of them. Vitamin D fortification of foods has started recently in India.

Lastly, Vitamin D can be obtained from its best source – sunlight. Going outdoors for at least 20 to 30 minutes everyday is the best way to obtain vitamin D.

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