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 linked to a wide assortment of diseases. Bettering vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encourages our Augusta chiropractic patients to check and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is confident that positive health benefits will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED 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 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 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) 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified as being influenced by vitamin D status too. Augusta chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic benefits Augusta chiropractic patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D is documented 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 equal dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3 weeks straight eases symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic acknowledges how these benefits are worth the effort our Augusta chiropractic patients would accept to raise 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 those with levels of greater than 20 ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen as early as 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 3 months of the study! (6)
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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now to contribute locally to decreasing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to seeing you!