a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a varied range of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center is confident that positive health benefits
will result from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is correlated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic,
colorectal, kidney, breast
is associated with low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic
arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are as well.
(1, 2, 3) Vitamin D plays a key role in calcium
homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular
and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-related
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status as well. Baton Rouge
chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center benefits Baton Rouge chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is shown to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers propose
that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just
depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit
disorder, and autism. (1) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Spine & Sports Rehab Center acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the effort our Baton Rouge
chiropractic patients would undertake to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed that taking
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by patients with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today
to contribute locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Spine & Sports Rehab Center looks forward to your visit!