Fort Wayne Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Fort Wayne women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Fort Wayne postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Fort Wayne vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic guides Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to reduce fracture risk.


The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies increased 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 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 associated with fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Aaron Chiropractic Clinic points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Fort Wayne fracture risk may well be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and not smoking. Vitamin supplementation including 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 reduces 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 demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show a modest impact. (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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Aaron Chiropractic Clinic helps Fort Wayne chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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