Eugene Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Eugene women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Eugene postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Eugene vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and tackled with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic directs Eugene 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 really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study reported 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 measured in women over 50 years old and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced fractures during this time. The number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Rethwill 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, Eugene fracture risk may well be controlled by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 recommended. (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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 had the strongest impact 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 impact. (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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic examines all sorts of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to correct any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your Eugene fracture risk!

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