Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are linked with the advent of technology today. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees both of
these diseases as Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares for La Grande chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are related is interesting!
- Osteoporosis - a troublesome health issue due to the higher
risk of bone fracture and death in middle aged and older folks
- Diabetes - a troubling health issue due to its cumulative
effect on its sufferers of all ages
So how might diabetes lead to
osteoporosis? Well, as any La Grande diabetic knows, diabetes affects many
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Geez! Central for
this discussion: diabetes decreases muscle strength through its multitude of effects
that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures
What a cycle! A
having had a wrist fracture puts post-menopausal women at higher
risk for future fractures to. 15.5% of post-menopausal women who experienced a wrist
fracture had another non-wrist related fracture - hip, vertebrae, upper
extremity, and lower extremity - later in life. (2)
So Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for La Grande diabetics.
But how are they related and how does technology play into
the equation? “Abdominal adiposity!” In common language, it’s a bit too much
fat around the middle. This condition sets
some La Grande folks up for special health challenges like
cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. It may even be considered a cause
of these diseases. Interestingly, when dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA
scans) are used to identify those at risk for osteoporosis, a side finding is
telling. DEXA scans’ ability to measure tissue thickness reveals that a greater
spine-hip thickness difference is significantly associated with a greater
chance of diabetes. This association is stronger in women than men. (3) So
La Grande ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next La Grande chiropractic appointment!
Contact Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are common bedfellows!
La Grande chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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