Paramus Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Paramus women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Paramus postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Paramus vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and tackled with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center guides Paramus chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to lower fracture risk.

VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND FRACTURE RISK

The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported 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 recorded 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 total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.

WHAT TO DO TO IMPROVE VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND AVOID Paramus FRACTURES

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Paramus fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 with 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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 showed the strongest impact 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 seemed 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center considers all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to address any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your Paramus fracture risk!

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center helps Paramus chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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