Archive for August, 2011
You know what a “Heart Attack” is. It can kill or disable you. It is a warning to take your heart health seriously.
Recently I heard the term “Bone Attack”. Complications can kill or disable you. What is it? It is a warning to take your bone health seriously. But what is it really?
I called Aunt Henrietta’s endocrinologist. She is a very bright younger physician who believes that consorting with pharmaceutical company reps is immoral and (in some states) almost illegal. After all, the sole purpose of sales reps is to sell expensive medicines. Pretty much the same goes for any physician who speaks for “Big Pharma”.
She was willing to listen to me, because I was calling at the request of her patient, my Aunt Henrietta.
Returning from vacation, I saw a patient today who was losing bone density despite proper medication. This puzzled me until we dug deeper.
She says she has been taking her osteoporosis medication faithfully. However, she usually neglects her Calcium, Vitamin D, and Multiple Vitamin. She has them in her medicine cabinet, but……