Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 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 connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Watertown Wellness Center encourages our Watertown chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Watertown Wellness Center is sure that positive health benefits
will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread 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 participates importantly 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) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Watertown Wellness Center
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Watertown
chiropractic care at Watertown Wellness Center benefits Watertown 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) Watertown Wellness Center sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Watertown
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
poor 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 saw their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was seen
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study participants followed the directions for the three months of the
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to make an impact locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Watertown Wellness Center looks forward to seeing you!