Yes, probably so. Many people in our area are found to have low levels of vitamin D. And according to WebMD, a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to bone pain and muscle weakness and has been associated with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, cancer, and depression. Deficiency can occur for a number of reasons including not consuming enough foods that contain vitamin D, limited exposure to sunlight, not being able to absorb vitamin D adequately, and obesity. At our Health Fair on Thursday, June 21, you can have your vitamin D blood level tested as well as your cholesterol, thyroid, and blood sugar levels. Call our office at 233-0593 to schedule your appointment!