Archive for January, 2011

Calcium Citrate

January 31, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

If you do not get enough Calcium in your diet, you need a Calcium SupplementCalcium Carbonate can cause problems.  Calcium Citrate is easier for most individuals to tolerate.  It does not require much stomach acid to dissolve.  It can be taken with meals or between meals.  You can take Calcium Citrate if you take antacids or medicines for reflux disease.  You should consider taking it if you are older (age 50 and above – like AARP).

Calcium Carbonate

January 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Perhaps you do not get enough Calcium in your diet.  Calcium Carbonate is the most common Calcium Supplement.  It is the cheapest. It may upset your stomach, give you a bloated feeling, or make you constipated.

Osteoclasts Gone Wild

January 25, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Osteoclasts are the cells that eat away bone.  Osteoclasts are normally kept under control by Estrogen in women and Testosterone in men.  Women suddenly lose Estrogen at Menopause.  Men gradually lose Testosterone over time.  Osteoclasts are like misbehaving teenagers. Once the control is lost, it is “Osteoclasts Gone Wild”.

New Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines

January 21, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines for screening for Osteoporosis by using DXA to test for Bone Mineral Density.  These are more restrictive than current National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines and may predict cutbacks in covered services coming under “Obamacare” which is scheduled to cut Medicare spending by 30 per cent over the next 10 years.