Vancouver Hip Fracture Risk Reduced by Multivitamin Use

Hip fractures. These are significant health issues around the world. Vancouver hip fracture risk is impacted negatively by drugs taken for all sorts of issues and positively by nutritional supplements. Vancouver Spine Care Centre always considers the risk of fragility hip fracture in our osteoporotic patients and carefully observes our Vancouver osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated way to address hip fracture risk seems to be once-a-day multivitamin supplementation. Easy!

Vancouver OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE

As easy as it seems, just figuring out who are at risk for osteoporotic hip fractures and treating them to prevent a hip fracture is sometimes a trick! A meta-analysis (a top-level review) of published research findings about the efficacy of screening the general population reported that such screening decreased osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures.  (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is vigilant about looking for at-risk Vancouver osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.

DRUGS AND Vancouver OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE

Fragility hip fractures and associated matters including mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Some pharmaceutical products are reported to alter bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures. These drugs were significantly linked to these fractures in a review of 38 studies on the subject: antidepressants, antiparkinsonian drugs, antipsychotic drugs, anxiolytic drugs, H2 antagonists, benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors, and thyroid hormone.  One drug intervention was linked to a decreased risk of hip fracture: hormone replacement therapy with estrogen. The advice researchers suggested to give patients at risk of fragility hip fractures due to medications: details about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That’s good advice. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is all about sharing information and would add that new research points to supplementation as a help.

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC SUGGESTED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AND HIP FRACTURE REDUCTION

As hip fracture is a serious complication of osteoporosis, a non-drug approach like multivitamin use and its effect on hip fracture risk is of interest.  A meta-analysis reported on 8 studies on hip fracture risk and multivitamin use. 80,148 subjects – 4237 of them had a fragility hip fracture – were included. The average age was 69 years. 21% were male. Combined multivitamin supplements are already very popular and widely used. Their use was observed to be significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients deal with a hip fracture!

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Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. We can evaluate your fragility hip fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily nutrition routine to avoid your experiencing a hip fracture. 

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents new research that shows a reduction in hip fracture by those taking multivitamins. 
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