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Posted on 05-10-2017
Did you know that Americans hold the highest rate for hip and bone fractures in the world? Weak and brittle bones are a growing problem in our country. As well, we see our population suffering the repercussions caused by bone loss due to conditions like Osteoporosis every day. What can we do to make ourselves stronger? And finally find relief from the pain brought on by these challenging illnesses?
In osteoporosis, there is a decrease in the density of the bone, resulting in its fragility, making people with the condition highly prone to breaks and fractures especially in the spine, wrists, hips and ribs – even in the instance of a minor injury. This can stunt a patient’s ability to live life to the fullest. Osteoporotic bone fractures are responsible for considerable pain, decreased quality of life, lost workdays, and even disability.
There are various factors that make certain people more susceptible however such as if they are female (particularly when a woman starts reaching menopause), the presence of auto-immune diseases like hypothyroidism, as well as low estrogen or testosterone levels. But there are other variables too that are more distinctively within a patient’s realm of control such as lack of exercise, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, or smoking habits.
While many will choose prescription medication like Fosamax or Boniva for relief, these only treat the symptoms and not the root cause – they cover up the holes in the bone, but they do not actively make it stronger.
At Womens BestHealth I will be able to treat your Osteoporosis using drug-free methods. Together we can make changes to your diet, making it more balanced such as introducing ample amount of fruits and vegetables, healthy starches and lean protein into your meals while steering clear of gluten, dairy and other inflammatory foods.
Inflammation causes an increase in inflammatory cytokines which in turn increases osteoclastic activity leading to increased bone breakdown. Supplements will also be included to help with this such as multi vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. We will also put you on a regimented fitness schedule that will include strength training and aerobic exercises as healthy muscles will help to maintain bone mass.
At our clinic, we will also be able to test your hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol) to see whether there is a shortage, and if there is, begin to balance them out naturally. As well, we’ll be able to check whether you’re suffering from any vitamin deficiencies you’re unaware of as vitamin D deficiency in particular prevents your body from absorbing the calcium it needs to maintain its bones.
If you’re tired of the constant precautions, hormone therapies, or the taking of drugs that haven’t resulted in any progress, contact me at Womens BestHealth, take charge of your body today, and strengthen your bones without becoming dependant on adverse coping mechanisms. Give our office a call at (954) 782-4855, or visit our website at www.womensbesthealth.com. Osteoporosis is a major public health issue affecting more than 10 million Americans, don’t let this condition hurt your well being.
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