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Preston Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Preston women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Preston postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Preston vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with Chiropractic Associates's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Chiropractic Associates guides Preston chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to diminish 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 intensified 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 tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced fractures during that time period. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Chiropractic Associates notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Chiropractic Associates points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Preston fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and not 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 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 vitamin B supplementation alone did not show a significant effect 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 appeared 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) Chiropractic Associates considers all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Chiropractic Associates helps Preston chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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