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Noun1.hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitaminshypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
beriberi - avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)
malnutrition - a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
Alpine scurvy, maidism, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, mayidism, pellagra, Saint Ignatius' itch - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
rickets, rachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
scorbutus, scurvy - a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
moon blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia - inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder
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Hypovitaminosis D is common worldwide and affects children and elderly people predominantly postmenopausal women.14,15 Our study shows that serum levels of vitamin D and VDBP were lower in postmenopausal osteopenic and osteoporotic women compared to the normal group.
Appraisals of brain regions interrelated with sleep-wake regulation and vitamin D target neurons in the diencephalon and several brainstem nuclei suggested direct central effects of vitamin D on sleep; thus sleep disorders have become epidemic because of widespread hypovitaminosis D (HD)14.
Low Calcium intake and hypovitaminosis D were directly related to Low Back Pain.
Vitamin D toxicity in adults: a case series from an area with endemic hypovitaminosis. Oman Med J 2011 May;26(3):201-204.
Hypovitaminosis D is Independently Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Patients.
Concurrent epidemics of T2DM and hypovitaminosis D are prevalent in India due to rapid and disorganized urbanization and industrialization.
In one study of 30 Arab women with fibromyalgia, hypovitaminosis D was associated with widespread pain, and an improvement in pain and fatigue was seen after two months of just one dose of vitamin D.
###- Hypovitaminosis D impairs cardiovascular health.
The major effect of vitamin D is on the regulation of bone and mineral homeostasis; however, it has been recently shown that hypovitaminosis D is also associated with extraskeletal disorders, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, malignancy, cardiovascular and autoimmune thyroid diseases (1).
Editor's Note: The authors remark that "It is possible that genital blood flow, as well as hormonal and neural regulations of sexual function are disturbed in women with hypovitaminosis D and correlate with its severity."
Background: Hypovitaminosis D is a common health issue in Pakistan because of its high prevalence.