Archive for July, 2011
Men using Inhalers for COPD should be evaluated for bone health!
We have long known that men using Prednisone are at high risk for Osteoporosis.¬† Now a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has documented Increased Fracture Risk for men using Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
I traveled to the hometown of “The Music Man” this week to talk about osteoporosis detection and treatment. ¬†On the road a few weeks ago, I was in the St Louis area for¬†several talks.
This week, as was the case at some sites in St Louis, the majority of the attendees were PAs, NPs, RNs, and DXA techs.¬† Actually, this is as it should be. ¬†These key staff members have the time and training to¬†discuss and reinforce¬†the sometimes tedious details of calcium, vitamin D, and bone health issues.
You want to take control of your own bone health destiny to avoid osteoporosis.¬† You want to do it “naturally” without modern pharmaceuticals.¬† This is often possible.¬† But how do you know what you need to do?
Starting with a full bone health evaluation is much better than just guessing.
Can a “sufficient ” Vitamin D level prevent muscular injuries? ¬†Not exactly, but close enough to get my attention. ¬†Low (“deficient”) Vitamin D levels are associated with higher muscular injury rates.