Vitamin D Test in Dubai | Vitamin D Deficiency Clinic at CMC

Get your vitamin D checked at CMC Dubai

Vitamin D deficiency is a common condition in Dubai and means you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy.

Vitamin D is vital to help your body absorb calcium which in turn is important to maintain strong bones. Vitamin D also helps your nervous system, immune system and muscles.

The main way to get Vitamin D is absorption through your skin, from supplements and from your diet. The amount of vitamin D you need varies largely based on age, with more needed once you are an adult.

The main causes of vitamin D deficiency are:

  • Poor diet
  • Malabsorption
  • Not enough exposure to sunlight
  • Medication that interferes with the ability of your body to convert or absorb vitamin D
  • Liver and or kidney conditions

What are the risks associated with Vitamin D deficiency:

  • Loss of bone density leading to osteoporosis
  • Rickets (in children)
  • Osteomalacia (leading to weak and painful bones and muscle weakness)

Research also suggests that vitamin D deficiency may also contribute to other health problems.


Vitamin D deficiency can have multiple causes. The primary source of vitamin D is sunlight exposure, and lack of sunlight, especially in regions with limited sunlight or during the winter months, can contribute to deficiency. Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin D-rich foods (such as fatty fish, fortified dairy products, and egg yolks) and certain medical conditions that affect vitamin D absorption or metabolism can also lead to deficiency.

Yes, vitamin D deficiency can be treated. The most common treatment approach is through vitamin D supplementation. The dosage and duration of supplementation depend on the severity of the deficiency and individual factors. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as increasing sunlight exposure and consuming vitamin D-rich foods may also be recommended.

Vitamin D supplementation is generally considered safe when taken within the recommended dosage. However, excessive vitamin D intake can lead to toxicity, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, excessive thirst, frequent urination, and kidney problems. It is important to follow the recommended dosage and consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplements.

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