Exercise is necessary for good Bone Health. Muscle strength and balance not only prevent falls, but they also strengthen bones.
Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi, walking and light weights are all good. But how can you participate at odd hours or when there is too much snow?
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.”
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:
Let me know what you think.
Jay Ginther, MD
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?