Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are connected with the advent of technology today. Johnson Chiropractic sees both of
these diseases as Johnson Chiropractic cares for Richmond chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are related is interesting!
- Osteoporosis - a troublesome health issue due to the bigger
possibility of bone fracture and death in middle aged and older folks
- Diabetes - a troubling health concern due to its accruing
influence on its sufferers of all ages
So how might diabetes bring on
osteoporosis? Well, as any Richmond diabetic knows, diabetes involves many
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. That's crazy! Fundamental for
this discussion: diabetes reduces 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 Johnson Chiropractic
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for Richmond 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 Richmond 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
Richmond ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next Richmond chiropractic appointment!
Contact Johnson Chiropractic today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are natural bedfellows!
Richmond chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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