Fractures are enemies of Southern New Hampshire women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Southern New Hampshire postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Southern New Hampshire vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and addressed with New Hampshire Spine and Sport's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. New Hampshire Spine and Sport guides Southern New Hampshire 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 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 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 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, New Hampshire Spine and Sport notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.
WHAT TO DO TO FIX VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Southern New Hampshire FRACTURES
New Hampshire Spine and Sport notes that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Southern New Hampshire fracture risk can be limited by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and no 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 lessens 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 show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) New Hampshire Spine and Sport examines all sorts of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.
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Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit with New Hampshire Spine and Sport to correct any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Southern New Hampshire fracture risk!