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McHenry Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of McHenry women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. McHenry postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. McHenry vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and tackled with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic directs McHenry chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to reduce fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study described 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 measured in women over 50 years old and tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. 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, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is higher than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, McHenry fracture risk can be limited by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption and no 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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 had the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone did not show a significant impact on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal a modest effect. (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) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic considers all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a McHenry chiropractic visit with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to correct any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your McHenry fracture risk!

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