Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are linked with the beginning of technology today. Vancouver Disc Centers recognizes both of
these diseases as Vancouver Disc Centers cares for Vancouver chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are connected is compelling!
- Osteoporosis - a worrisome health issue because of higher
risk of bone fracture and death in middle aged and the elderly
- Diabetes - a troubling health issue due to its cumulative
effect on its victims of all ages
What are the different ways that diabetes can lead to
osteoporosis? Well, as any Vancouver diabetic understands, diabetes affects a lot
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Geez! Fundamental for
this conversation: diabetes decreases muscle strength through its myriad of effects
that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures
What a cycle! A
having had a wrist fracture puts post-menopausal women at higher
risk for future fractures to. 15.5% of post-menopausal women who experienced a wrist
fracture had another non-wrist related fracture - hip, vertebrae, upper
extremity, and lower extremity - later in life. (2)
So Vancouver Disc Centers
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for Vancouver diabetics.
But how are they related and how does technology play into
the equation? “Abdominal adiposity!” In common language, it’s a bit too much
fat around the middle. This condition sets
some Vancouver folks up for special health challenges like
cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. It may even be considered a cause
of these diseases. Interestingly, when dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA
scans) are used to identify those at risk for osteoporosis, a side finding is
telling. DEXA scans’ ability to measure tissue thickness reveals that a greater
spine-hip thickness difference is significantly associated with a greater
chance of diabetes. This association is stronger in women than men. (3) So
Vancouver ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next Vancouver chiropractic appointment!
Contact Vancouver Disc Centers today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are common bedfellows!
Vancouver chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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