Fractures are enemies of Augusta women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Augusta postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Augusta vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic directs Augusta chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies in order to lower fracture risk.
VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK
The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study told that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies increased 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 number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic notices that it is important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.
WHAT TO DO TO FIX VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Augusta FRACTURES
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Augusta fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and no smoking. Vitamin supplementation incorporating 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 effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show 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 changes HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic considers all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.
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