Hip fractures. These are significant health
issues around the world. The risk of Williamson
hip fracture is impacted adversely
by drugs taken for all sorts of issues and helpfully
by nutritional supplements. Apple Country Chiropractic constantly considers the risk of fragility hip fracture in our osteoporotic patients and carefully observes
our Williamson osteoporotic patients. A new, simple
way to address hip fracture risk appears to be daily
multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Williamson 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 occasionally a trick! A meta-analysis
(a top-level review) of published research findings about
the efficacy of screening the general population reported
that such screening decreased osteoporotic fractures and hip
fractures. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic is watchful of at-risk
Williamson osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Williamson OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and associated issues
including mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Certain
pharmaceutical products are reported to alter
bone structure and impact the risk of fragility hip fractures.
These drugs were highly linked to
these fractures in this review of 38 studies on the subject:
antiparkinsonian drugs, antidepressants, anxiolytic
drugs, antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors, H2
antagonists, and thyroid hormone.
One drug intervention was linked to a decreased 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. Apple Country Chiropractic is all about giving out information and would
add that new research indicates that supplementation helps.
Williamson 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
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 widely used. Their use was found to be
significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3)
Apple Country Chiropractic would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients experience
a hip fracture!
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CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic
appointment soon. We can assess your fragility hip
fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily
nutrition routine to prevent your experiencing a