Lynchburg Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Lynchburg women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Lynchburg postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Lynchburg vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Palmer Chiropractic Center's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Palmer Chiropractic Center directs Lynchburg chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent 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 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 that time period. The number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Palmer Chiropractic Center notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Palmer Chiropractic Center notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Lynchburg fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 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 impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show 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 appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Palmer Chiropractic Center considers all sorts of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic visit with Palmer Chiropractic Center to address any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Lynchburg fracture risk!

Palmer Chiropractic Center helps Lynchburg chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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