This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the numbers you want … Continued
What is 1,25 hydroxycholecalciferol? Drum roll please!………………..you may know it as “Vitamin D” “Vitamin” D is not a vitamin; it is a critical hormone! It is produced largely by your body in response to direct sunlit to large areas of exposed skin (meaning with no protective sun block). In the middle of the day in … Continued
Did you know that the first symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone? Osteoporosis is now considered to be the second leading public-health concern to that of only cardiovascular disease. Morbidity and mortality from fractures increase by over 20% after a hip fracture. Did you know that most fractures occur in women with osteopenia, who … Continued
The FDA is considering placing limits on the length of time that patients may take bisphosphanates, such as Fosamax and Actonel. These medications are commonly used to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia in postmenopausal and perimenopausal women who are at risk for fractures. They are also used in men but much less frequently. A recent study … Continued
Is there a connection between hormonal imbalance and osteoporosis? Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures run in my family. I started seeing a BodyLogicMD physician in April and I wanted to know if the bioidentical hormones I’m using will help curb my risk. I’ve also heard that testosterone can help build stronger bones. Does hormone replacement therapy reduce your risk even if you have a strong family history of the disease?
It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture. Osteoporosis is a medical condition where the bones become brittle and porous and is most common among post-menopausal women. There is a direct relationship between declining levels of estrogen and symptoms of osteoporosis – which is it’s so important for women to get plenty of calcium and vitamin D during menopause. Beginning in the years leading up to menopause or perimenopause, bone resorption starts to occur at a faster rate than the rebuilding of new bone, resulting in bone loss.
According to an article recently published on Spec.com, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help with more than just symptoms of menopause. It’s estimated that one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Fortunately, experts say BHRT can help and recommend bioidentical hormone therapy for women age 50 and older, to improve bone density and help prevent future bone loss. In addition to getting plenty of exercise and adequate calcium and vitamin D, BHRT can reduce a woman’s osteoporosis risk by up to 70 percent.
According to a recent article published on USAToday.com, the long-term use of osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonates) such as Boniva, Fosamax and Reclast, can increase the risk hip fractures and breaks. Although the drugs affect men more or less the same, women are more likely to suffer from conditions stemming from low bone mass, making them prime candidates for the drugs. It’s estimated that 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis – a condition where the bones becomes brittle and porous – and 34 million Americans suffer from poor bone density and risk spine and hip fractures.
Vitamin D and calcium help prevent and coupled with the treatment of cancer, may in some cases slow the growth of colon and prostate cancer cells and, in some reported cases, may cause some cancer cells to die.
Dr. Robert Rubin Naples, FL Whenever risk factors are considered for osteoporosis, menopause and andropause are at the top of the list. Many of the patients I see for bioidentical hormone therapy at my Naples BodyLogicMD office have questions about this issue. The answer is, there are many causes that can lead to osteoporosis. Lifestyle … Continued