There a range of potential treatments for vitamin D deficiency, and your doctor will advise based on your particular circumstances. Some of the most common treatments for vitamin D deficiency include:
- Diet – you may be advised to increase your vitamin D intake through eating more of certain foods. Items such as fatty fish, egg, cheese and orange juice are known to be great sources of Vitamin D
- Supplements – in many cases, you may be advised to take a course of vitamin D supplements either as short term or as a daily supplement to keep your vitamin D levels stable. This is particularly true for those who cannot consume vitamin D through diet, such as vegans.
- Light therapy – Those who spend a lot of time in the sun are likely to have good levels of vitamin D, however here in the UK where the weather is often unpredictable, it can be difficult to maintain. UVB light therapy works in the same way as sunlight in that it helps the skin produce the necessary vitamin D our body needs.
Depending on your specific circumstance will determine how effective treatment is, but it’s important to remember that light therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments to get the most effective results.