a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages our Vancouver chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre is certain that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread 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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being influenced by vitamin D status too. Vancouver
chiropractic care at Vancouver Spine Care Centre benefits Vancouver 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 eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Vancouver Spine Care Centre acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the effort our Vancouver
chiropractic patients would take on to raise
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed that consuming
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 saw their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was witnessed
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It’s hard
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants followed the directions for the three months of the
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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks forward to your visit!