Archive for the ‘Osteoporosis’ Category
Based on advertizements and extensive research on the internet, a patient recently added Strontium Citrate to her treatment for falling Bone Mineral Density (BMD). What she read claimed that Strontium will increase BMD and prevent fractures. Furthermore, the media have talked about rare complications of FDA approved pharmaceuticals, but never about complications of Strontium Citrate – the Strontium preparation available in the USA.
At the National Osteoporosis Foundation this spring we reviewed the data on Strontium. Sarah Morgan, RD, MD, has spent several years searching for the results of studies about the effects of Strontium Citrate in humans. She shared her journey with us.
Falls cause Fractures. Preventing falls, or decreasing the number of falls, decreases fractures. How can you do that? Twice daily physical therapy exercises help improve muscle strength, balance and endurance. Eliminating throw rugs and steps helps.
The big news at National Osteoporosis Foundation last month was about fall prevention with Vitamin D3. Lots of new information.
Mothers sacrifice many things for their children. But did you know that they sacrifice their bones? Children come first, even at the xpense of the mother’s bone health.
Before childbirth, protein, calcium, and other nutrients are directed toward the baby, at the expense of the mother’s health if necessary. After childbirth it gets worse. Nursing mothers must supply enough calcium, protein and other nutrients for the child to more than double in size. Bones are particularly hard hit as the baby’s bones begin to take on more and more calcium.