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Ashburn Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Ashburn women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Ashburn postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Ashburn vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and fixed with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn guides Ashburn 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 multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study described 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 of age 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) With respect to this report, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Ashburn FRACTURES

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Ashburn fracture risk can be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption 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 with 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 had the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not show 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 modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn considers all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn helps Ashburn chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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