Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are associated with the advent of technology today. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees both of
these diseases as OrthoIllinois Chiropractic cares for McHenry chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are related is interesting!
- Osteoporosis - a troublesome health issue due to the greater
danger of bone fracture and death in middle aged and older folks
- Diabetes - a troubling health problem due to its increasing
impact on its sufferers of all ages
So how might diabetes bring about
osteoporosis? Well, as any McHenry diabetic knows, diabetes influences many
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Wow! Crucial for
this discussion: diabetes lowers muscle strength through its multitude of effects
that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures
What a cycle! A
having had a wrist fracture puts post-menopausal women at higher
risk for future fractures to. 15.5% of post-menopausal women who experienced a wrist
fracture had another non-wrist related fracture - hip, vertebrae, upper
extremity, and lower extremity - later in life. (2)
So OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for McHenry diabetics.
But how are they related and how does technology play into
the equation? “Abdominal adiposity!” In common language, it’s a bit too much
fat around the middle. This condition sets
some McHenry folks up for special health challenges like
cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. It may even be considered a cause
of these diseases. Interestingly, when dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA
scans) are used to identify those at risk for osteoporosis, a side finding is
telling. DEXA scans’ ability to measure tissue thickness reveals that a greater
spine-hip thickness difference is significantly associated with a greater
chance of diabetes. This association is stronger in women than men. (3) So
McHenry ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next McHenry chiropractic appointment!
Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are normal bedfellows!
McHenry chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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