Hip fractures. These are major health issues around the globe. The risk of Easley hip fracture is impacted negatively by drugs taken for all types of issues and helpfully by nutritional supplements. Young Chiropractic constantly keeps in mind the risk of fragility hip fracture in our patients with osteoporosis and carefully observes our Easley osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated way to address hip fracture risk seems to be daily multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Easley OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE
As easy as it seems, just finding the people who are at risk for osteoporotic hip fractures and treating them to prevent a hip fracture is sometimes difficult! A meta-analysis (a top-level review) of published research findings about the efficacy of screening the general population reported that such screening reduced osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures. (1) Young Chiropractic is vigilant about looking for at-risk Easley osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Easley OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and related matters like mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Some pharmaceutical products are described as changing bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures. These drugs were highly linked to these fractures in this 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 due to medications: details about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That is good advice. Young Chiropractic is all about sharing information and would add that new research points to supplementation as a help.
Easley 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 examined. 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) Young Chiropractic would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients experience a hip fracture!
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Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. We can assess your fragility hip fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily nutrition routine to prevent your suffering a hip fracture.