Hip fractures. These are major health
issues globally. Eugene hip fracture risk is impacted negatively
by drugs taken for all types of issues and helpfully
by nutritional supplements. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic constantly considers the risk of fragility hip fracture in our patients with
osteoporosis and carefully monitors
our Eugene osteoporotic patients. A new, uncomplicated
way to address hip fracture risk appears to be once-a-day
multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
Eugene OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE
As easy as it seems, just finding the people
who are at risk for osteoporotic hip fractures and treating them to avoid
a hip fracture is occasionally a trick! A meta-analysis
(a top-level review) of published research data regarding
the effectiveness of screening the general population reported
that such screening reduced osteoporotic fractures and hip
fractures. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is vigilant about looking for at-risk
Eugene osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND Eugene OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and related matters
like mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Certain
pharmaceutical products are described as changing
bone structure and impact the risk of fragility hip fractures.
These drugs were significantly associated with
these fractures in this review of 38 studies on the topic:
antiparkinsonian drugs, antidepressants, anxiolytic
drugs, antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors, H2
antagonists, and thyroid hormone.
One drug intervention was associated with a reduced risk of hip fracture: hormone replacement therapy with estrogen. The advice
researchers suggested to give patients at risk of fragility hip
fractures due to medications: info
about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That is good
advice. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all about sharing information and would
add that new research points to
supplementation as a help.
Eugene CHIROPRACTIC SUGGESTED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
AND HIP FRACTURE REDUCTION
As hip fracture is a serious complication of osteoporosis, a
non-drug approach like multivitamin use and its effect on hip fracture risk is of interest. A
meta-analysis reported on 8 studies on hip fracture risk and
multivitamin use. 80,148 subjects – 4237 of them had a fragility hip fracture –
were reviewed. The average age was 69 years. 21% were
male. Combined multivitamin supplements are already quite popular
and widely used. Their use was found to be
significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3)
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would hate to see any of our osteoporotic patients experience
a hip fracture!
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CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Make your Eugene chiropractic
appointment soon. We can evaluate your fragility hip
fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily
nutrition routine to prevent your experiencing a