Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 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 assortment of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Back And Neck Care Center encourages our Severna Park chiropractic patients to know
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Back And Neck Care Center is sure that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
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. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Back And Neck Care Center
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Severna Park
chiropractic care at Back And Neck Care Center benefits Severna Park 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) Providing 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) Back And Neck Care Center acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the work our Severna Park
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed 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 saw their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was seen
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It is hard
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study women did what they were to do for the 3 months of the
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Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Back And Neck Care Center looks forward to your visit!