Fractures are enemies of Nashua women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Nashua postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Nashua vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with Moriarty Chiropractic's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Moriarty Chiropractic directs Nashua chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to reduce fracture risk.
VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK
The more the merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies intensified the risk of incident fractures in postmenopausal women. Vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin B levels were taken in women over 50 years of age and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. 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, Moriarty Chiropractic notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.
WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Nashua FRACTURES
Moriarty Chiropractic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Nashua fracture risk may well be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and no 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 lessens 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 impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest impact. (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 appropriately changes HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic examines all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.
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