Hip fractures. These are significant health issues around the globe. Nashua hip fracture risk is impacted negatively by drugs taken for all sorts of issues and helpfully by nutritional supplements. Moriarty Chiropractic always considers the risk of fragility hip fracture in our patients with osteoporosis and carefully monitors our Nashua osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated way to address hip fracture risk appears to be daily multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Nashua OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE
As easy as it seems, just figuring out who are at risk for osteoporotic hip fractures and treating them to avoid a hip fracture is occasionally difficult! A meta-analysis (a top-level review) of published research data about the effectiveness of screening the general population reported that such screening reduced osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic is watchful of at-risk Nashua osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Nashua OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and related matters like mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Certain pharmaceutical products are described as changing bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures. These drugs were significantly associated with these fractures in a review of 38 studies on the topic: antiparkinsonian drugs, antidepressants, anxiolytic drugs, antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors, H2 antagonists, and thyroid hormone. One drug intervention was linked to a reduced risk of hip fracture: hormone replacement therapy with estrogen. The advice researchers proposed to give patients at risk of fragility hip fractures caused by medications: information about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That’s good advice. Moriarty Chiropractic is all about sharing information and would add that new research indicates that supplementation helps.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC SUGGESTED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND HIP FRACTURE REDUCTION
As hip fracture is a serious complication of osteoporosis, a non-drug approach like multivitamin use and its effect on hip fracture risk is most interesting. A meta-analysis reported on 8 studies on hip fracture risk and multivitamin use. 80,148 subjects – 4237 of them had a fragility hip fracture – were reviewed. The average age was 69 years. 21% were male. Combined multivitamin supplements are already quite popular and commonly used. Their use was observed to be significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic hates to think any of our osteoporotic patients would suffer a hip fracture!
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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. We can evaluate your fragility hip fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily nutrition routine to prevent your suffering a hip fracture.