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Richmond Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Richmond women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. Richmond postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Richmond vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and fixed with Johnson Chiropractic's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Johnson Chiropractic directs Richmond chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to diminish fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies increased 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 related to fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Johnson Chiropractic notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Johnson Chiropractic points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Richmond fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 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 demonstrated the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while supplementing with vitamin B alone didn’t demonstrate a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal 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 modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Johnson Chiropractic examines all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic to correct any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Richmond fracture risk!

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