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West Palm Beach Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of West Palm Beach women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. West Palm Beach postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. West Palm Beach vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and addressed with Chiropractic Care's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Chiropractic Care directs West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to reduce fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study described 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 taken in women over 50 years old and followed 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 associated with fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Chiropractic Care notes that it is important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID West Palm Beach FRACTURES

Chiropractic Care points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, West Palm Beach fracture risk may well be controlled 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 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 supplementing with vitamin B alone did not demonstrate a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence 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 appropriately modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Chiropractic Care examines all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Chiropractic Care helps West Palm Beach chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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