Osteoporosis and the gut. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers today are discovering links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. New Hampshire Spine and Sport helps Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!
OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION
Southern New Hampshire osteoporosis is very common. Gut issues are, too. Gut health modification with probiotic use has grown to be more mainstream recently to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Today, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is linked to a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and modified microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that tried to figure this out did discover that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees these new discoveries linking gut health and osteoporosis as being helpful in planning the Southern New Hampshire osteoporosis treatment plan.
DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted including 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 deal with osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also modified the serum bone turnover marker levels. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium holds promise to potentially ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also benefit osteoporosis.
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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 integrates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients regain function.
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