Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are linked with the arrival of technology today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa spots both of
these diseases as Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for West Des Moines chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are affiliated is intiguing!
- Osteoporosis - a problematic health issue because of higher
risk of bone fracture and death in middle aged and the elderly
- Diabetes - a troubling health issue due to its cumulative
effect on its victims of all ages
What are the different ways that diabetes can lead to
osteoporosis? Well, as any West Des Moines diabetic realizes, diabetes affects an abundance of
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Geez! Fundamental for
this conversation: diabetes decreases muscle strength through its throng 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines 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
West Des Moines ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment!
Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are common bedfellows!
West Des Moines chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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