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Brooks Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of Brooks women and men. They bring about pain and long recoveries. Brooks postmenopausal women tend to be at higher risk of fractures, particularly those who have vitamin deficiencies. Brooks vitamin deficiencies are pretty [simple|easy]6] to test for and addressed with Soft Health and Healing Clinic's help should testing divulge such deficiencies. Soft Health and Healing Clinic guides Brooks chiropractic patients who want to find out about their vitamin status with nutrition and address any deficiencies so as to lessen fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A new study reported 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 measured 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 that time period. The total of deficiencies (0/no deficiencies to 3/deficient in D, K and B) was significantly related to fracture risk. (1) In light of this report, Soft Health and Healing Clinic notices that it’s important to check for vitamin deficiencies and address them.


Soft Health and Healing Clinic notes that the risk of fragility fractures is greater than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Luckily, Brooks fracture risk can be curbed by healthy lifestyle modifications 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 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 demonstrated the strongest impact 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 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 effectively modifies HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Soft Health and Healing Clinic considers all kinds of factors when guiding patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your Brooks fracture risk!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic helps Brooks chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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