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Fort Wayne Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

December 11, 2018

Fractures are enemies of Fort Wayne women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Fort Wayne postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Fort Wayne vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and addressed 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 so as to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told 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 experienced fractures during that time period. The total 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 notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Fort Wayne fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 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) reduced bone loss. Menaquinone-4 showed the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not demonstrate a significant impact 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 appropriately modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc considers all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to correct any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Fort Wayne fracture risk!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc helps Fort Wayne chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.