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Watertown Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Watertown women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Watertown postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. Watertown vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Watertown Wellness Center's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Watertown Wellness Center directs Watertown chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lower fracture risk.


The more the better? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study described that the cumulative effect of vitamin deficiencies intensified the risk of incident fractures in postmenopausal women. Vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamin B levels were taken in women over 50 years old and followed for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women had fractures during this time. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly associated with fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Watertown Wellness Center notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Watertown Wellness Center points out that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Luckily, Watertown fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol intake and no 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 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 demonstrated the strongest effect on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t demonstrate a significant effect on osteoporotic fracture incidence in patients with cerebrovascular disease, it did show 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) Watertown Wellness Center examines all types of factors when guiding 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 Watertown chiropractic visit with Watertown Wellness Center to address any vitamin deficiencies and decrease your Watertown fracture risk!

Watertown Wellness Center helps Watertown chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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