Hip fractures. These are significant health
issues around the world. West Des Moines hip fracture risk is impacted negatively
by drugs taken for all types of issues and positively
by nutritional supplements. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa always keeps in
mind the risk of fragility hip fracture in our osteoporotic patients and carefully observes
our West Des Moines osteoporotic patients. A new, simple
way to address hip fracture risk seems to be daily
multivitamin supplementation. Easy!
West Des Moines OSTEOPOROSIS AND HIP FRACTURE
As easy as it seems, just figuring out
who are at risk for osteoporotic hip fractures and treating them to prevent
a hip fracture is sometimes difficult! A meta-analysis
(a top-level review) of published research data about
the effectiveness of screening the general population reported
that such screening decreased osteoporotic fractures and hip
fractures. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is watchful of at-risk
West Des Moines osteoporotic and hip fracture patients.
DRUGS AND West Des Moines OSTEOPOROTIC HIP FRACTURE
Fragility hip fractures and related issues
including mortality are issues for healthcare providers. Certain
pharmaceutical products are reported to alter
bone structure and influence the risk of fragility hip fractures.
These drugs were significantly linked to
these fractures in a review of 38 studies on the topic:
antidepressants, antiparkinsonian drugs, antipsychotic drugs, anxiolytic drugs,
H2 antagonists, benzodiazepines, proton
pump inhibitors, and thyroid hormone.
One drug intervention was linked to a decreased risk of hip fracture: hormone replacement therapy with estrogen. The advice
researchers proposed to give patients at risk of fragility hip
fractures caused by medications: info
about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. (2) That’s good
advice. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all about giving out information and would
add that new research points to
supplementation as a help.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC SUGGESTED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
AND HIP FRACTURE REDUCTION
As hip fracture is a serious complication of osteoporosis, a
non-drug approach like multivitamin use and its effect on hip fracture risk is most
meta-analysis reported on 8 studies on hip fracture risk and
multivitamin use. 80,148 subjects – 4237 of them had a fragility hip fracture –
were reviewed. The average age was 69 years. 21% were
male. Combined multivitamin supplements are already quite popular
and widely used. Their use was observed to be
significantly protective against osteoporosis-related hip fracture. (3)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa hates to
think any of our osteoporotic patients would deal with
a hip fracture!
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CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment soon. We can assess your fragility hip
fracture risk and the appropriateness of adding a multivitamin to your daily
nutrition routine to prevent your suffering a