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 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 followed.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic encourages our Montreal chiropractic patients to know
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is confident 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 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 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Montreal
chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic benefits Montreal 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 on day one through day 21 alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Montreal
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
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 patients with levels of more than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was witnessed
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s hard
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study women took the recommended
supplements for the 3 months of the
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Schedule your Montreal chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic looks forward to seeing you!