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Tarrytown Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Tarrytown women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Tarrytown postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Tarrytown vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and fixed with Tarrytown Chiropractic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Tarrytown Chiropractic directs Tarrytown chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent 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 recorded in women over 50 years of age and followed 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, Tarrytown Chiropractic notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Tarrytown Chiropractic points out that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, Tarrytown fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and not 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 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 showed the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t show a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Tarrytown Chiropractic examines all sorts of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit with Tarrytown Chiropractic to address any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Tarrytown fracture risk!

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