ccisha: Menopause, Andropause, Osteoporosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteoporosis

This link will afford you alot of information on Osteoporosis.

This is a link, so click on it! Dr. Lee died in October but his associates will continue printing information, for us to be aware of natural hormone replacement therapy.

Elsa and I below a giant Sequoia Tree....
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Osteoporosis is a giant of a problem!

            THE OSTEOPOROSIS CONNECTION 
 
      The major risk factors that influence peak bone mass and bone loss, such as genetics, nutritional intake (calcium, vitamin D, and protein), exercise, adverse lifestyle practices (e.g., smoking), sex hormone levels, diseases, and medications, are similar between men and women.[31- 35]

From American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

 

Osteoporosis is a global public health problem. Worldwide, the lifetime risk for a woman to have an osteoporotic fracture is 30-40%; in men the risk is about 13%. Advances in basic and applied research on bone biology have and continue to lead to a better understanding of the role of diet and exercise for bone health, new therapies for protection against fracture, and new formulations of standard therapies.

 

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 69, No. 4, 727-736, April 1999
1999
American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Original Research Communications

Potassium, magnesium, and fruit and vegetable intakes are associated with greater bone mineral density in elderly men and women1,2,3

Katherine L Tucker, Marian T Hannan, Honglei Chen, L Adrienne Cupples, Peter WF Wilson and Douglas P Kiel

Current Approaches to the Management of Osteoporosis in Men

Posted 09/15/2004

      By: Sheryl Follin Vondracek; Laura B. Hansen

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         Osteoporosis is an almost universal consequence of osteogenesis imperfecta.  The goal of osteoporosis therapy in individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta, involves two main concerns: increasing bone density at every age and minimizing bone loss that occurs as a result of aging.  The strategies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis among people with osteogenesis imperfecta are the same as those strategies for the rest of the population!
 
       Because osteoporosis manifests the same symptoms- as osteogenesis imperfecta men and women fracturing, I feel that any man or woman that has Osteoporosis should consider being on bio-identical hormones and a lifestyle medicine program.

ORAL TABLETS
Natural hormones tend to be broken down by the stomach acid and are poorly absorbed from the gut, because of this problem methyltestosterone (a testosterone conjugate) was developed. This form of testosterone has a better absorption profile but must go through the liver for activation. This activation step is thought to increase the risk of side effects.
My pharmacy uses natural micronized testosterone that they complex in a unique lipid matrix tablet which helps protect the testosterone from degradation in the stomach and produces reproducible blood levels. They have compounded testosterone tablets in various strengths to meet the needs of the individual patient as well as all the other hormones.

" The wise seeks knowledge!" -Proverbs 18:15

A VEGAN DIET IS IMPORTANT WITH VEGETABLES, FRUITS, NUTS, GRAINS AND ROOT VEGETABLES. GET THE BOOK, "TEN TALENTS,' BY DR. J.R.HURD FROM amazon.com.... AND LEARN HOW TO COOK FOR A VEGAN OR A VEGETARIAN DIET!

THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR DIET OR MEDICATION IF YOU ARE ILL, OR WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF YOUR PHYSICIAN.