Fractures are no fun. Fractures hurt. Fractures slow you down.
Fractures are costly in not
only in terms of money but also time and suffering. How can osteoporotic fractures
be prevented? Calcium and vitamin D supplementation for those who
have osteoporosis. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic treats many Eugene
osteoporotic patients and endorses preventive measures like
nutritional supplementation to deter
osteoporotic fractures and keep our Eugene chiropractic patients
strong and fit.
SUPPLEMENTATION SAVES SUFFERING AND MONEY FOR FRACTURES
Your Eugene chiropractor knows well that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D feeds the bones and helps them be strong. This feeding and
strengthening ideally should begin in the teen
years, but supplementing at any age is beneficial. A recent
study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States lists
a some amazing statistics:
(A) greater than 500,000 fractures a year in the EU and 300,000 in the US could be avoided
if every osteoporotic adult in the EU and US took
calcium and vitamin D and
(B) lots of money could be saved: €5.7 billion in the EU and $3.3 billion in
the US. (1)
Those are some enormous numbers!
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic certainly urges support
of this effort to save money and, more significantly,
suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.
THE PROPER TYPE OF SUPPLEMENT IS KEY
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is quite certain
that if you are making the effort to supplement
with calcium and vitamin D, you want it to be effective. You
want the nutrients to be absorbed as much as possible. That’s
where the type of vitamin D you take is important. Attaining
and keeping proper levels of vitamin D is also
key for bone and general health. This is an issue
for people everywhere. Why? Absorption. Absorption may
be slowed in conditions like obesity in which nutrients
get trapped in the adipose tissue, in diseases that are known
for decreased intestinal absorption, and with some neurological
diseases that need special drugs that prompt the
person’s system to not synthesize the calcifediol successfully.
The recommendation in this new research paper is to take
oral calcifediol (vitamin D3) as it is three to five times more powerful and
has a higher rate of intestinal absorption. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic sees this as important.
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Chiropractors incorporate spinal manipulation, exercise,
nutrition, and more into a treatment plan. Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who presents his plan of care for a patient’s neck
pain and migraine as it is exemplary of Eugene chiropractic
care that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle tips,
exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Why? It helps prevent
osteoporotic fractures and saves quite a bit of money! Just remember
the response to this question: “How might osteoporotic fractures
be prevented?” Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.