Hip fractures. These are significant health issues globally. The risk of Southern New Hampshire hip fracture is impacted adversely by drugs taken for all types of issues and helpfully by nutritional supplements. New Hampshire Spine and Sport constantly considers the risk of fragility hip fracture in our osteoporotic patients and carefully observes our Southern New Hampshire osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated way to address hip fracture risk seems to be daily multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Southern New Hampshire 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 difficult! A meta-analysis (a top-level review) of published research findings about the effectiveness of screening the general population reported that such screening decreased osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is vigilant about looking for at-risk Southern New Hampshire osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Southern New Hampshire OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and related issues like mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Some pharmaceutical products are described as changing bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures. These drugs were highly linked to these fractures in this review of 38 studies on the topic: 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 due to medications: information about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That is good advice. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is all about giving out information and would add that new research indicates that supplementation helps.
Southern New Hampshire 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 most interesting. A meta-analysis found 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 very popular and commonly used. Their use was observed to be significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients deal with a hip fracture!
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Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. We can assess your fragility hip fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily nutrition routine to avoid your experiencing a hip fracture.