Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it
affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Improving
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages our Eugene chiropractic patients to know
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is certain that positive health benefits
will result from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
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 as well.
(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-connected
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) It responds well to vitamin
D3 supplementation. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Eugene
chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic benefits Eugene chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING 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) Providing a daily same
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the effort our Eugene
chiropractic patients would undertake 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 those with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The rise was seen
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side finding in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to seeing you!