a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14 in every 100 people around the world 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 range of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center encourages our Paramus chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is sure that positive health benefits
will result from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic,
colorectal, kidney, breast
is associated with 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 participates importantly 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being affected by vitamin D status as well. Paramus
chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center benefits Paramus chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented 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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Paramus
chiropractic patients would take on to raise
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed that consuming
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 witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was witnessed
within the first 30 days
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 suggested! 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment today
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center looks forward to seeing you!