Fractures are no fun. Fractures hurt. Fractures keep you from doing what you want to do. Fractures are costly in terms of time, money and suffering. How can osteoporotic fractures be prevented? Calcium and vitamin D supplementation for those who have osteoporosis. Young Chiropractic sees many Easley osteoporotic patients and endorses preventive measures like nutritional taking supplements to preempt osteoporotic fractures and keep our Easley chiropractic patients strong and in good shape.
SUPPLEMENTATION SAVES SUFFERING AND MONEY FOR FRACTURES
Your Easley chiropractor is quite aware that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D feeds the bones and helps them be strong. This feeding and strengthening preferably should start in the teen years, but supplementing at any age is of value. A new study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States reveals a couple amazing pieces of data:
(A) greater than 500,000 fractures a year in the European Union and 300,000 in the US could be prevented if every adult with osteoporosis in the EU and US took calcium and vitamin D and
(B) €5.7 billion in the EU and $3.3 billion in the US could be saved. (1)
Those are some big figures! Young Chiropractic certainly urges backing this effort to save money and, more importantly, suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.
THE PROPER TYPE OF SUPPLEMENT IS KEY
Young Chiropractic is quite confident that if you are making the effort to supplement with calcium and vitamin D, you want it to work. You want the nutrients to be absorbed as much as possible. That is where the form of vitamin D you choose is important. Attaining and keeping adequate levels of vitamin D is also important for bone and general health. This is a problem for people around the world. Why? Absorption. Absorption may be hindered in conditions like obesity in which nutrients get stuck in the adipose tissue, in diseases that are known for reduced intestinal absorption, and with some neurological diseases that require special drugs that prompt the person’s system to not synthesize the calcifediol effectively. The recommendation in this recent research paper is to take oral calcifediol (vitamin D3) as it is three to five times more powerful and has a higher rate of intestinal absorption. (2) Young Chiropractic recognizes the importance of good absorption.
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Chiropractors incorporate spinal manipulation, exercise, nutrition, and more into a treatment plan. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents his plan of care for a patient’s neck pain and migraine as it is exemplary of Easley chiropractic care that includes nutrition, lifestyle tips, exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage spine-related pain.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic today. Why? It facilitates prevention of osteoporotic fractures and saves quite a bit of money! Just remember the answer to this question: “How might osteoporotic fractures be avoided?” Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.