Ottawa Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Ottawa women and men. They give rise to pain and long recoveries. Ottawa postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, especially those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Ottawa vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and fixed with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider guides Ottawa chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to several vitamin deficiencies! A recent study told 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 recorded in women over 50 years of age and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during that time period. The number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) Regarding this report, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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. Fortunately, Ottawa fracture risk can be controlled by healthy lifestyle modifications 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 recommended. (2) Vitamin D with calcium supplementation reduces 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 showed 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 show a modest impact. (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 appropriately changes HCy levels thought to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider examines all types of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider helps Ottawa chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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