Sandy Springs Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Sandy Springs women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Sandy Springs postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Sandy Springs vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Cross Chiropractic Center's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Cross Chiropractic Center guides Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to lower 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 raised 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 followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Cross Chiropractic Center notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Sandy Springs FRACTURES

Cross Chiropractic Center notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, Sandy Springs fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption 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 lessens the risk of total fractures by 15% and hip fractures by 30%, specifically. (3) Oral vitamin K supplementation (phytonadione and menaquinone-4) reduced bone loss. Menaquinone-4 had the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence 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 effectively modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Cross Chiropractic Center considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Cross Chiropractic Center helps Sandy Springs chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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