Groton Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Groton women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Groton postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Groton vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Hutter Chiropractic Office's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Hutter Chiropractic Office directs Groton chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order 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 reported 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 recorded in women over 50 years of age and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced fractures during this time. The total 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, Hutter Chiropractic Office notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Groton FRACTURES

Hutter Chiropractic Office notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Groton fracture risk can be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and not 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 demonstrated the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t demonstrate a significant effect 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 effectively modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Hutter Chiropractic Office considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit with Hutter Chiropractic Office to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Groton fracture risk!

 
Hutter Chiropractic Office helps Groton chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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