Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are linked with the onset of technology today. Dr. Gary Stefanick notices both of
these diseases as Dr. Gary Stefanick cares for New York chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are linked is fascinating!
- Osteoporosis - a difficult 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 New York diabetic recognizes, diabetes affects quite a few
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Geez! Bottomline for
this discussion: diabetes decreases muscle strength through its slew 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 Dr. Gary Stefanick
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for New York 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 New York 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
New York ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next New York chiropractic appointment!
Contact Dr. Gary Stefanick today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are common bedfellows!
New York chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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