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Colorado Springs Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Colorado Springs women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Colorado Springs postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at greater risk of fractures, especially those who have vitamin deficiencies. Colorado Springs vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR guides Colorado Springs chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to lessen fracture risk.


The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study told 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 recorded in women over 50 years of age 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) Regarding this report, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Colorado Springs fracture risk may well 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 suggested. (2) Vitamin D with calcium supplementation lessens 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 showed the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t show a significant effect 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 appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B effectively changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR considers all sorts of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Colorado Springs fracture risk!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR helps Colorado Springs chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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