Hip fractures. These are major health issues globally. Augusta hip fracture risk is impacted negatively by drugs taken for all types of issues and positively by nutritional supplements. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic constantly keeps in mind the risk of fragility hip fracture in our osteoporotic patients and carefully monitors our Augusta osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated way to address hip fracture risk seems to be daily multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Augusta OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE
As easy as it seems, just figuring out 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 data about the efficacy of screening the general population reported that such screening decreased osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is vigilant about looking for at-risk Augusta osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Augusta OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and associated matters including mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Some pharmaceutical products are reported to alter bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures. These drugs were significantly linked to these fractures in a 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: info about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That is good advice. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is all about sharing information and would add that new research indicates that supplementation helps.
Augusta 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 of interest. 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 included. The average age was 69 years. 21% were male. Combined multivitamin supplements are already quite popular and commonly used. Their use was found to be significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients deal with a hip fracture!
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Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. We can evaluate your fragility hip fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily nutrition routine to prevent your suffering a hip fracture.