The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a myriad of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is garnering attention. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats
Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with bone conditions
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly conversed about
past, present, and future research projects about
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in more
mature folks. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to possibly reduce bone turnover and stop
bone loss was pointed out, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
aims to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A sizable topic for another article, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly preventing
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
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Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc!