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New Roads Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of New Roads women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. New Roads postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. New Roads vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with New Roads Chiropractic Center's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. New Roads Chiropractic Center guides New Roads chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to lessen fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told 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 measured in women over 50 years of age and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced fractures during that time period. The total 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, New Roads Chiropractic Center notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.

WHAT TO DO TO FIX VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND PREVENT New Roads FRACTURES

New Roads Chiropractic Center points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, New Roads fracture risk can be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications 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 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 had the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not show a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest impact. (5) Patients with very high plasma homocysteine levels and vascular disease seemed to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) New Roads Chiropractic Center examines all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a New Roads chiropractic visit with New Roads Chiropractic Center to correct any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your New Roads fracture risk!

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center helps New Roads chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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