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St. Francisville Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of St. Francisville women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. St. Francisville postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. St. Francisville vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville guides St. Francisville chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies in order to diminish fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really 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 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, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, St. Francisville fracture risk may well be curbed by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and no 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 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 supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t demonstrate a significant impact 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 changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville examines all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your St. Francisville fracture risk!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville helps St. Francisville chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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