Archive for November, 2011

I Guess I Can Do A Shot Every Day

November 29, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

My Aunt Henrietta Fell Really Hard tripping on a throw-rug.  Her Bifocals made her trip coming in from the porch.  She slipped on the Ice that had All Melted Yesterday.  Despite taking enough Calcium and Vitamin D supplements, she had broken both wrists and a shoulder.

I had discussed adding an osteoporosis medication with her Endocrinologist.  Because she also had shrunk by 4 inches and developed a humpback or kyphosis, she needed the Anabolic, Forteo (Teriparatide).  She was ready to say: “I guess I can do a shot every day.”

Bone Health Basics on You Tube!!

November 25, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

See and hear about Bone Health Basics on You Tube.

I learn faster and better when I see and hear new information at the same time.  Most other people do too.  Therefore, I have posted 4 PowerPoint presentations with voiceover.  They are about 2 minutes each.

Go to http://www.youtube.com, then search for bonedocblog.com.

Or you can click on the titles below:

Calcium in Foods

Calcium Supplements

Vitamin D

Multiple Vitamins & Minerals

Let me know what you think.

Jay Ginther, MD

November 2011

Crohn’s, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

November 21, 2011 @ 9:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Getting enough Calcium, Vitamin D, and other nutrients is tough enough when you have normal bowels.  Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS, Celiac, Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss, and other bowel problems make it much harder to absorb needed nutrients and avoid osteoporosis.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group last Thursday learned how to Take Control Naturally to Prevent Osteoporosis.  Otherwise, it is very likely to get you.  Who needs the added hassle of Fragility Fractures?

Breast Cancer & Osteoporosis

November 18, 2011 @ 9:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Breast Cancer is bad enough without further worries.  Unfortunately, the newest and best anti-cancer treatments can result in a rapid advance of Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures.  Fortunately, acting to prevent and treat osteoporosis can slow or prevent the spread of the cancer!

We talked about these issues when I spoke to a Breast Cancer Support Group on Monday.  These are women fighting a deadly foe with strength and determination, as my mother did years ago.