a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied assortment of diseases. Improving
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages our Plymouth chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is certain that positive health benefits
will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
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 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-connected
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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status as well. Plymouth
chiropractic care at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology benefits Plymouth chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented 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) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the work our Plymouth
chiropractic patients would take on to raise
low 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 more than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation 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 women took the recommended
supplements for the three months of the
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Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic appointment today
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology looks forward to seeing you!