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Burlington and Hamilton Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Burlington and Hamilton women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Burlington and Hamilton postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Burlington and Hamilton vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Spinal Care Clinic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Spinal Care Clinic directs Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to diminish fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent 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 recorded in women over 50 years old and followed 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 associated with fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Spinal Care Clinic notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Burlington and Hamilton FRACTURES

Spinal Care Clinic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, Burlington and Hamilton fracture risk can be curbed 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 suggested. (2) Vitamin D plus 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 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 appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B effectively modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Spinal Care Clinic considers all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with Spinal Care Clinic to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Burlington and Hamilton fracture risk!

 
Spinal Care Clinic helps Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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