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Manahawkin Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Manahawkin women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Manahawkin postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Manahawkin vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center guides Manahawkin chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study described 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 followed 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, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Manahawkin fracture risk can be controlled by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and no 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 had the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t demonstrate 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 appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center examines all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to correct any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your Manahawkin fracture risk!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center helps Manahawkin chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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