West Des Moines Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of West Des Moines women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. West Des Moines postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. West Des Moines vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and tackled with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa directs West Des Moines chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to diminish fracture risk.


The more the better? Not necessarily when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported 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 measured 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 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) Regarding this report, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa notices the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa notes that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, West Des Moines fracture risk can be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake 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 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 impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not demonstrate a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture occurrence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did reveal a modest impact. (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 appropriately modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa considers all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Executive Chiropractic of Iowa helps West Des Moines chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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