Easley Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

December 11, 2018

Fractures are enemies of Easley women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Easley postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Easley vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Young Chiropractic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Young Chiropractic directs Easley chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies in order to reduce fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to several 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 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 number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Young Chiropractic notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Young Chiropractic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Easley fracture risk may well be curbed 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 plus 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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 demonstrated the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 appropriately modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Young Chiropractic examines all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Young Chiropractic helps Easley chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.