Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to know
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is certain that positive health benefits
will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic,
colorectal, kidney, breast
is related to low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic
arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are too.
(1, 2, 3) Vitamin D participates importantly in calcium
homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular
and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-connected
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) It responds well to vitamin
D3 supplementation. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status too. Baton Rouge
chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation benefits Baton Rouge chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING 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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Baton Rouge
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed that consuming
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by those with levels of more than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s hard
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study women took the recommended
supplements for the 3 months of the
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alongside Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps a chiropractic patient's health
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation looks forward to seeing you!