Pflugerville Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Pflugerville women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Pflugerville postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Pflugerville vitamin deficiencies are relatively [simple|easy]6] to test for and fixed with Pflugerville Wellness Center's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Pflugerville Wellness Center directs Pflugerville 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 merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study reported that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies raised 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 associated with fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Pflugerville Wellness Center notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Pflugerville Wellness Center notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Pflugerville fracture risk may well be limited 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 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 effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not demonstrate a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence 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 appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Pflugerville Wellness Center examines all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses chiropractic care of compression fractures with gentle Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center to correct any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your Pflugerville fracture risk!

Pflugerville Wellness Center helps Pflugerville chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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