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Malverne Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Malverne women and men. They lead to pain and long recoveries. Malverne postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Malverne vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and tackled with Malverne Health & Wellness's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Malverne Health & Wellness directs Malverne chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to diminish fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A new study described 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 measured 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 associated with fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Malverne Health & Wellness notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and deal with them.


Malverne Health & Wellness points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Malverne fracture risk may well be curbed by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and not smoking. Vitamin supplementation including 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) decreased bone loss. Menaquinone-4 had the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone did not demonstrate a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture incidence 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 effectively modifies HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Malverne Health & Wellness considers all kinds of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses chiropractic care of compression fractures with gentle Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit with Malverne Health & Wellness to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and reduce your Malverne fracture risk!

Malverne Health & Wellness helps Malverne chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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