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Baton Rouge Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

December 11, 2018

Fractures are enemies of Baton Rouge women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Baton Rouge postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Baton Rouge vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and fixed with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers directs Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status evaluated and help them any deficiencies so as to diminish 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 old and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had 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, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Baton Rouge fracture risk may well be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption 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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 had the strongest impact 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 show a modest impact. (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 considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers considers all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to address any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Baton Rouge fracture risk!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers helps Baton Rouge chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.