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La Grande Vitamin Deficiencies in Women Related to Fracture Risk

Fractures are enemies of La Grande women and men. They result in pain and long recoveries. La Grande postmenopausal women tend to be at greater risk of fractures, particularly those who experience vitamin deficiencies. La Grande vitamin deficiencies are relatively easily tested for and fixed with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC's help should testing reveal such deficiencies. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC directs La Grande chiropractic patients who are ready to have their vitamin status checked and help them any deficiencies so as to lessen fracture risk.


The more the merrier? Not really when it comes to multiple vitamin deficiencies! A recent study reported 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 tracked for 6.3 years (plus or minus 5.1 years). 29.7% of these women experienced 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) With respect to this report, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC notes the importance of checking for vitamin deficiencies and tackle them.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC points out that the risk of fragility fractures is more than the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. One in 3 are at risk. Fortunately, La Grande fracture risk may well be limited by healthy lifestyle changes like vitamin supplementation, weight-bearing exercise, limited alcohol consumption 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 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 had the strongest impact on vertebral fracture reduction. (4) And while vitamin B supplementation alone didn’t demonstrate a significant impact 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 appeared to benefit more from vitamin B supplementation (folate, B6, and B12) to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Vitamin B appropriately changes HCy levels considered to have a role in osteoporotic fracture and bone turnover. (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC considers all sorts of factors when directing patients in nutritional supplementation.

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Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to tackle any vitamin deficiencies and lessen your La Grande fracture risk!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps La Grande chiropractic female patients assess their risk of postmenopausal fracture and address contributing factors like vitamin deficiencies.  
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