Williamson Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Williamson women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Williamson postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Williamson vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and fixed with Apple Country Chiropractic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Apple Country Chiropractic guides Williamson chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to diminish fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study described 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 measured in women over 50 years old and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during that time period. 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, Apple Country Chiropractic notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.

WHAT TO DO TO FIX VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Williamson FRACTURES

Apple Country Chiropractic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Williamson 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 reduces 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 showed the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Apple Country Chiropractic examines all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses chiropractic care of compression fractures with gentle Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic to correct any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Williamson fracture risk!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic helps Williamson chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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