Vitamin D

A vitamin D blood test measures the levels of vitamin D in the blood. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that is important for bone health, immune system function, and overall health and wellbeing.

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood, known as vitamin D deficiency, can lead to a variety of health problems, including weakened bones, increased risk of falls, and increased risk of certain types of cancer. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may include fatigue, muscle weakness, and bone pain.

Treatment for vitamin D deficiency usually involves increasing vitamin D intake through supplementation or increased exposure to sunlight. However, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and health status.