Baton Rouge Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Baton Rouge women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Baton Rouge postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Baton Rouge vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation directs Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to several 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 old and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced fractures during this time. 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, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation notes that it is important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Baton Rouge fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 recommended. (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) reduced 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 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 changes HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation considers all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to correct any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Baton Rouge fracture risk!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation helps Baton Rouge chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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