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Auburn Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Auburn women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Auburn postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Auburn vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and tackled with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.'s help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. guides Auburn chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lessen fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies raised the risk of incident fractures in postmenopausal women. Vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin B levels were measured in women over 50 years old 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 related to fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND PREVENT Auburn FRACTURES

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Auburn fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes 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 recommended. (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 had the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B 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 seemed 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. examines all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Auburn chiropractic visit with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Auburn fracture risk!

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. helps Auburn chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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