The gut and osteoporosis. They may not seem be connected conditions beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers today are discovering links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Young Chiropractic helps Easley chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!
OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION
Easley osteoporosis is quite prevalent. Gut issues are, too. Gut health modification with probiotic use has become more commonplace in recent years to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Now, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is linked to a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that tried to sort this out did discover that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant disparity in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Young Chiropractic finds these new discoveries involving gut health and osteoporosis helpful in guiding Easley osteoporosis treatment planning.
DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
Easley chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted incorporating spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Framing osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also changed the serum bone turnover marker levels. This supplement intervention of chondroitin and calcium holds promise to potentially ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Young Chiropractic is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is enthused it may also benefit osteoporosis.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to help back pain patients reclaim their function.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a surprising connection for Young Chiropractic. We’re here to help both!