Oxford Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Oxford women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Oxford postmenopausal women have a tendency to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Oxford vitamin deficiencies are pretty easily tested for and addressed with Satterwhite Chiropractic's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Satterwhite Chiropractic directs Oxford chiropractic patients who want to check their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies in order to lower fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not necessarily when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent 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 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 experienced fractures during this time. The number of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) With respect to this report, Satterwhite Chiropractic notes that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Satterwhite Chiropractic points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. 33% are at risk. Fortunately, Oxford 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 plus 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) reduced bone loss. Menaquinone-4 demonstrated the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic considers all types of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Satterwhite Chiropractic helps Oxford chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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