How Calcium Urine Test Can Help Keep Kidney Stones Away…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Bright three applesCalcium is the most common mineral in the body, and it is one of the most important. The body uses calcium to help build and fix bones and teeth, aids in nerve movement, make muscles contract, aid in blood clotting, and help the heart function. A mass storage of calcium is in the bone, all the rest is in the blood. It is extremely important to make sure you are getting the right amount of calcium in your body. The best way to increase your calcium level is through food. Foods rich in calcium are found in dairy products (milk, cheese) eggs, fish, green vegetables, and fruit. A lot of people who have low or high levels of calcium in their body do not experience any symptoms. In most cases, calcium levels need to be significantly high or low to experience any symptoms. AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN , offers calcium urine tests for all patients. The test will help determine the steps you need to take to prevent  diseases and dysfunction.

In a normal functioning body, the calcium levels are correctly controlled. When blood calcium levels get low, the bones then discharge calcium to help bring it back to a more stable blood level. When blood calcium levels get too high, the additional calcium is stored in the bones or flushed out of the body in urine and stool.

Calcium amounts in the body is calculated by:

  • Calcium amount in the food you eat
  • Calcium and vitamin D your intestines absorb
  • Phosphate in the body
  • Certain hormones such as parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and estrogen within the body

Vitamin D and other hormones are very important to body function because they help maintain the calcium levels. They also help regulate the amount of calcium you absorb from food and the amount that is passed from the body to the urine. The phosphate acts as an opposite reaction to calcium level. As blood calcium levels get high, phosphate levels get low. As blood calcium levels get too low, phosphate levels goes up.

A calcium urine test will:

  • Determine whether a kidney stone has developed because of high calcium levels in the urine.
  • Determine the amount of calcium you are getting through diet, and how strong it is being absorbed by the intestines
  • Determine issues that causes your bones to lose calcium
  • Check to determine how well your kidneys are working
  • Check for issues with the parathyroid gland

Calcium is a very important mineral in the body, and it needs to be regulated to make sure your body is working properly. Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about our calcium urine test, or to set up a screening today. We offer many screenings that have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you that only take 5 to 10 minutes to assess. All screenings are quick, easy and pain free.

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Spinal Cord Injuries…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Spinal-cord-injuriesThe spinal cord is made up of a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal can usually cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the area of injury. AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN offers a wide variety of treatment options for patients suffering from spinal cord injuries. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical treatments to make sure you are getting the most optimal care you need. Every treatment routine is tailored to each individual patient guaranteeing success and improvement.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can’t send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency! Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments right away can include braces or traction to stabilize the spine. Later treatment typically includes rehabilitation therapy (physical therapy). Mobility aids and tools can help you to get around to complete daily tasks. Continue reading “Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Spinal Cord Injuries…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN”

Managing Pain as You Grow Older with Chiropractic Care & Combination Therapy

Studies Show Chiropractic Effectiveness in Elderly

Doctor Exlplains Test ResultsA new study discussed the effectiveness of chiropractic care in patients who are older. With age, numerous aches and pains tend to follow behind- and unfortunately- studies have shown older patients experience more back pain than younger adults and they are less likely to find treatment. Continue reading “Managing Pain as You Grow Older with Chiropractic Care & Combination Therapy”

Sprains: How Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help

Sprains-ChiropractitSprains can develop when a joint is pushed beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle. An extremely damaged ligament or joint capsule may cause loss of stability in a joint. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients  with different types of sprains and educating them about the symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your sprain and gain symptom relief. Continue reading “Sprains: How Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help”