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, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. West Palm Beach vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and tackled with Moses Chiropractic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Moses Chiropractic guides West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to reduce fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A new study told 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 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 experienced fractures during that time period. The number 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, Moses Chiropractic notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Moses Chiropractic points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, West Palm Beach fracture risk can be limited by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 suggested. (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 showed the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t show a significant impact 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 appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Moses Chiropractic considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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