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NOF has multiple online communities for information or support or discussion.  Explore and/or join by computer.  Go to https://www.inspire.com/groups/national-osteoporosis-foundation/.  Once you have joined, you can join one of multiple discussion groups.

The “Inspire” App is also available for smartphones at the Apple store.

Jay Ginther, MD

NOF Tip for 24 May – Share Your Story

May 24, 2020 @ 7:00 am
posted by Dr Ginther

NOF is collecting the experiences of patients and caregivers in story form.  These stories could inspire others helping them to live “bone strong”.

To tell your personal story go to: http://secure.nof.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=1404.  You are also given the option to sign up for email updates.

Jay Ginther, MD

NOF maintains “The Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life” Patient Registry which collects anonymous information about the experiences of patients and caregivers.  This information is then shared to provide information and improve osteoporosis care.

Go to https://www.nof.org/hbfl/ to sign up.

Results can be accessed at https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/Registry-Slides-Oct-2019_Patient-Perspectives.pdf.  

Reviewing the data gives insights into how osteoporosis affects individual lives and how people respond to treatment options.  As more patients join, more information will be available.

Jay Ginther, MD

Few healthcare providers focus primarily on Bone Health.  Many of those of us who do are members of the NOF Professional Partners Network.  Go to https://www.nof.org/find-a-professional/ to access the NOF-PPN listings.

We treat osteoporosis, but we prefer to prevent osteoporosis.  Prevention starts early with nutrition and lifestyle to optimize bone health.  Measures improving bone health often also improve overall health including preventing or controlling diabetes, hypertension, and other metabolic conditions.

Imaging helps assess metabolic conditions such as diabetes .  Body Composition by DXA differentiates “bad fat” Visceral Adipose Tissue from “good fat” under the skin.  After identifying my personal dangerous amount of VAT, I have worked with my healthcare providers and improved control of my (familial) diabetes and hypertension.  Better nutrition and better lifestyle (diet and exercise) have resulted in fewer medications.

Consider a complete bone health evaluation and Body Composition by DXA.  Then act to take control of your own health.

Jay Ginther, MD