Possible consequences for Mrs Cloverdale
There is some evidence suggesting that vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and falls. Chronic deficiency leads to metabolic bone disease (osteomalacia). Development of osteomalacia (a softening of the bones), will increase the risk of fracture if Mrs Cloverdale has any more falls in the future.
There is also some evidence that vitamin D deficiency may impact on mood and cognition.
Vitamin D deficiency could be a contributory reason for Mrs Cloverdale’s increased bone pain (attributed to arthritis) and muscle weakness.