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Sitka Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Sitka women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Sitka postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Sitka vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka directs Sitka chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to lessen fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new 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 taken in women over 50 years old and tracked 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 related to fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Sitka fracture risk may well be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and no 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 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 impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 appropriately modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka examines all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Sitka chiropractic visit with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Sitka fracture risk!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka helps Sitka chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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