Vitamin D Deficiency in Dubai
According to various news outlets, Vitamin D Deficiency is rife in Dubai, and if you’re having rheumatology treatment it’s even more important to monitor how much you receive. Vitamin D comes from sunlight, the foods you eat and your overall lifestyle. Finding out how to get more of this vital vitamin in your life is a step towards becoming healthier.
Get enough Vitamin D. The daily requirement is 1000 IU. This is usually obtained by exposure in the sun – about 15 minutes per day for very light skinned people. More pigmented skins may find it hard to absorb the vitamin D and you may require a supplement or fortified foods.Why is everyone in sunny Dubai in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) deficient in vitamin D
What Are The Risks?
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to mood disorders, chronic diseases and autoimmune diseases over the years, and it’s not just you who can be affected. Newborns whose mothers don’t get enough Vitamin D are more susceptible to developing both types of Diabetes and indeed Schizophrenia, Asthma and Developmental Disorders.
In fact children who lack Vitamin D intake in the first decade of their lives are more prone to developing Multiple Sclerosis in later life.