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Happy Birthday Aunt Henrietta

September 2, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Aunt Henrietta is celebrating her 89th birthday, and 4 1/2 years without a fracture!  This is a major victory for her.  She is one of our many stars!

Despite starting on enough calcium and enough vitamin D over 6 years ago, Henrietta broke one wrist, then the other wrist, and finally a shoulder.  Finally she added osteoporosis medications.  Despite falling all the way down the attic stairs, she has not broken anything since.

Aunt Henrietta will be getting delicious, premium dark chocolate for Christmas again this year.  She gets the same for Easter and her August birthday.  Not often that an 88 year old gets something she desires and needs as a gift.  Because of her lactose intolerance and intolerance of all calcium pills, she needs this gift.

Henrietta needs to get enough Calcium if she is to Take Control Naturally.  That is very challenging with her sensitivities to milk, soy milk, cheses, calcium carbonate pills, calcium citrate, calcium maleate, calcium gluconate, etc.  Adora works.

Adora Premium Chocolate Calcium Supplement often works where others have not.  It is delicious!  The calcium is so finely ground that is undetectable.  So finely ground that Aunt Henrietta digests it despite her Nexium.  It is dessert in just 30 calories.

Aunt Henrietta & Superstorm Sandy

November 27, 2012 @ 10:40 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Aunt Henrietta has beaten Severe Osteoporosis with high dose Vitamin D, Adora Calcium Premium Chocolates, Forteo, and now Prolia.  I have written about her adventures with a throw rug, her bifocals, unexpected black ice, and her attic stairs.  Recently she tangled with Superstorm Sandy.

Aunt Henrietta lives in the steeply hilly part of New Jersey, far from the ocean.  No ocean storm surge there.  However, heavy rain, high winds, shallow soils, older trees, and narrow, twisting roads strung with power lines combined to almost do her in.  All she had was candles, layers of sweaters, and her stubborness (of which she has quite a lot).

Finished Forteo – Now What?

July 23, 2012 @ 9:19 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Aunt Henrietta finished her 2 years of the Anabolic, Forteo.  It worked.  Just to prove it, she fell all the way down the stairs and didn’t break anything.  What osteoporosis medication should she take next?

The FDA specifically does not allow persons marketing Forteo to recommend any other medication to follow Forteo because no prospective, blinded, randomized trial involving at least hundreds of individuals switching to one specific medication has been done.  A separate trial would be needed for each Antiresorptive medication.

Forteo must be followed by an Antiresorptive medication in order to preserve the gains achieved by increased bone matrix formation.  Determining the best medication for each individual requires a full osteoporosis evaluation.