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 have a tendency to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Vancouver vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and tackled with Vancouver Spine Care Centre's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Vancouver Spine Care Centre directs Vancouver chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to reduce fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A new study told that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies intensified 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 related to fracture risk. (1) Regarding this report, Vancouver Spine Care Centre notices that it is important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND PREVENT Vancouver FRACTURES

Vancouver Spine Care Centre points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Vancouver fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and not 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 lessens 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 showed the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t show a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest effect. (5) Patients with very high plasma homocysteine levels and vascular disease seemed 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 Spine Care Centre examines all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Vancouver Spine Care Centre helps Vancouver chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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