a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14%
of the world population 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 range of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages our Pensacola chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is confident that positive health benefits
will follow 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 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 participates importantly 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. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being influenced by vitamin D status too. Pensacola
chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center benefits Pensacola 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 equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Pensacola
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
poor 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 witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was witnessed
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It is hard
to get people to do what is suggested! 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 Pensacola chiropractic appointment today
to make an impact locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center looks forward to seeing you!