Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Lordosis and Vitamin D
In this podcast, we're going to talk about scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis, and how these conditions relate to vitamin D.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the back.
Kyphosis is more of a hunchback.
Lordosis is a condition where the person has a swayback.
When you look up the cause of scoliosis, it's very unclear. A study out of Hong Kong found that 30% of people with scoliosis have osteopenia. Osteopenia is the start of bone loss, which can be caused by a lack of calcium or (more likely) low vitamin D3.
A few symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency:
• Muscle spasm
• Bowed legs
• Knocked knees
Vitamin D has a lot to do with the development of the skeletal system, especially the spine. It's very important for a mother to have enough vitamin D while carrying her baby and while breastfeeding. But, 50% of pregnant women are deficient in vitamin D.
How to know if you're vitamin D deficient?
If you press on your breastbone or shin and it's tender—that could be a sign of a vitamin D deficiency.
Other signs of a vitamin D deficiency:
• Muscle spasms
• Weekend immune system
If you're taking vitamin D and not seeing much of a difference, you could have celiac or some type of damage to the small intestine. Greater amounts of a liquid vitamin D supplement may help.
Vitamin K2 works with vitamin D3. Typically, if someone is deficient in vitamin D3, they're also deficient in vitamin K2. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium. Vitamin K2 helps keep calcium from accumulating in the arteries and joints.
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