Archive for January, 2011
If you do not get enough Calcium in your diet, you need a Calcium Supplement. Calcium Carbonate can cause problems. Calcium Citrate is easier for most individuals to tolerate. It does not require much stomach acid to dissolve. It can be taken with meals or between meals. You can take Calcium Citrate if you take antacids or medicines for reflux disease. You should consider taking it if you are older (age 50 and above – like AARP).
Osteoclasts are the cells that eat away bone. Osteoclasts are normally kept under control by Estrogen in women and Testosterone in men. Women suddenly lose Estrogen at Menopause. Men gradually lose Testosterone over time. Osteoclasts are like misbehaving teenagers. Once the control is lost, it is “Osteoclasts Gone Wild”.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines for screening for Osteoporosis by using DXA to test for Bone Mineral Density. These are more restrictive than current National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines and may predict cutbacks in covered services coming under “Obamacare” which is scheduled to cut Medicare spending by 30 per cent over the next 10 years.