Vitamin D is vital to women’s health. This particular vitamin can be supplied by sunshine and is a great gift to your body. It enables you to have good bone health and plays an important role in chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, inflammation and autoimmune disease.
At Marietta OB-GYN, we know that monitoring your Vitamin D levels is an important step in helping you maintain optimal health. If you’re pregnant and have low vitamin D levels it could lead to pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
For women who are not pregnant, vitamin D is important as well. It supports calcium metabolism and helps the body absorb calcium from food and supplements to support the maintenance of your healthy bone cells. It also supports your muscle health and cell growth. It helps reduce inflammation and helps your immune system. It also regulates your blood pressure and supports your heart health.
If it is determined that you have a vitamin D deficiency there are some options for you to increase your levels. Vitamin D supplements may be the right solution for you. To increase your vitamin D levels naturally why not get outdoors and get regular physical activity while also getting a healthy dose of vitamin D and get some exercise at the same time.
Contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates today to schedule your appointment. We offer a full range of general obstetrical and gynecologic care in addition to high-risk obstetrics to meet your medical needs of women in every stage of their lives. We look forward to seeing you in one of our offices.