Fort Wayne Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk12/11/2018Fractures are enemies of Fort Wayne women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Fort Wayne postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Fort Wayne vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC directs Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lessen fracture risk. VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK The more the merrier? 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 taken in women over 50 years old and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them. WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Fort Wayne FRACTURES Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Fort Wayne fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption 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 suggested. (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 demonstrated the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture incidence 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 modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC considers all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses chiropractic care of compression fractures with gentle Cox® Technic protocols. Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Fort Wayne fracture risk! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."