Osteoporosis posted on June 27, 2010 Share this Post Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus is often called the “silent disease” because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Osteoporosis: A Debilitating Disease; Preventable, Treatable As we age, our body’s ability to rebuild new bone is surpassed by the rate at which bones are being dissolved – the result, an unhealthy bone loss condition called osteoporosis. There are no sudden signs of osteoporosis. The process of losing bone will proceed undetected until pain, physical changes, fractures and/or complications appear. Due to this “silent” progression, osteoporosis can claim as much as 40% of peak bone mass before anything substantial is done to correct it. Controllable Measures: Osteoporosis Prevention Osteoporosis can be prevented. Ultimately, building strong bones early in life and maintaining maximum bone structure before the age of thirty can set the stage for life long bone health, but it is never too late to consider changes to positively affect the strength of your bones. Statistics:• Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease, and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass; an increased risk factor for osteoporosis. • Of the estimated 10 million Americans having osteoporosis, 8 million are women and 2 million are men. • 55% of people 50 years of age and older have low bone mass, leaving them at risk for osteoporosis and related fractures. • While osteoporosis is often thought of as an older person’s disease, it can strike at any age; developing as early as in a person’s twenties. • Significant risk has been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds. Key Factors for Bone Health: A. Healthy Lifestyle Balanced diet Quality sources of Calcium Weight-bearing exercise Reduction and /or elimination of smoking and alcohol B. Early Diagnosis Periodic bone mass measurements (Bone Mineral Density or BMD tests) Eating healthy through a balanced diet will provide your body with the essentials for function and development. Where the diet falls short on certain key elements, supplements should be considered, such as quality sources of bioavailable calcium. Weight-bearing exercise not only benefits overall health, but it keeps bone tissue active, increasing the absorption of proteins and minerals for structural integrity. Reductions in tobacco and alcohol consumption reduce the risk of mineral “leaching” as well as reductions in pain and inflammation. Call 1-877-275-7743 to schedule a consultation with Len or Joe to combine both early diagnosis with lifestyle changes to maximize both prevention and treatment. NOTE: On January 9th, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement urging all women to talk to their healthcare providers before using hormones. The FDA recommended that estrogen and estrogen/progestin preparations only be used in the lowest doses possible for the shortest periods of time to manage the symptoms of menopause. Women at risk for osteoporosis are encouraged to discuss alternative medications approved for osteoporosis. For more information, or if you think you might be at risk, call 1-877-ASKRPH3 to schedule a consultation with Len or Joe. There are many calcium types available, each one having its own unique health benefits. Unfortunately, using the wrong type of calcium can leave you short on results. Let the following give you insight as to when to supplement with… Calcium, as found in: Active Bone Tissue Matrix; Bioavailable sources Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHC) Calcium Amino Acid Chelate Calcium Citrate The most popular use for calcium is as an aid to bone health. Used in dosages from 1,000 to 1,200, this dietary intake of calcium must be from a bioavailable source, one that has an accurate and predictable rate of absorption. Such is the case with MCHC, Calcium Chelate and Calcium Citrate. These ingredients not only absorb better than other calcium types, but are also proven to form bone tissue matrix. Usage Category: Bone health, tissue and wound repair, Calcium for supplementation. Bone Essentials provides these Bioavailable nutrients for daily bone health. Click here now for Bone Essentials.