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Carrolltown Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Carrolltown women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Carrolltown postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Carrolltown vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and tackled with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation directs Carrolltown chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to diminish fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies raised the risk of incident fractures in postmenopausal women. Vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin B levels were taken in women over 50 years old and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during that time period. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) Regarding this report, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.

WHAT TO DO TO FIX VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Carrolltown FRACTURES

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Carrolltown fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and not smoking. Vitamin supplementation including at least 1000 mg/day of calcium, 800 IU/day of vitamin D, and 1 gram/kilogram of body weight of protein in women over 50 is recommended. (2) Vitamin D with calcium supplementation reduces the risk of total fractures by 15% and hip fractures by 30%, specifically. (3) Oral vitamin K supplementation (phytonadione and menaquinone-4) reduced bone loss. Menaquinone-4 showed the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest effect. (5) Patients with very high plasma homocysteine levels and vascular disease appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B effectively changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation examines all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses chiropractic care of compression fractures with gentle Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic visit with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Carrolltown fracture risk!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation helps Carrolltown chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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