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Vancouver Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Vancouver women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Vancouver postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Vancouver vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Vancouver Disc Centers's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Vancouver Disc Centers guides Vancouver chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies in order to reduce fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent study reported 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 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 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, Vancouver Disc Centers notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND PREVENT Vancouver FRACTURES

Vancouver Disc Centers notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Vancouver fracture risk may well be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and not 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 plus calcium supplementation lessens 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 effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t demonstrate 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 effectively changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Vancouver Disc Centers examines all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Vancouver Disc Centers helps Vancouver chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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