a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied range of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is certain that positive health benefits
will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is associated
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 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) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being influenced by vitamin D status as well. Colorado Springs
chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR benefits Colorado Springs 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 suggest
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 on day one through day 21 lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Colorado Springs
chiropractic patients would undertake to raise
poor 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 more than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was witnessed
in the first month
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 women did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR looks forward to your visit!