DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part X – Impacting Skeletal Health

This is Part X of a multi-part essay chronicling my personal experience with osteoporosis. In this series I have been taking readers through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care that began over 18 years ago when I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. Over the years, the combination of experiencing multiple fragility fractures along [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:45:12-04:00December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part IX – Seeing Specific Threads of the Web

This is Part IX of a multi-part essay about my own personal experience with osteoporosis. I will be taking you through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care in hopes that it provides you a better understanding of osteoporosis in general, and pearls that you can use to better your own bone health. (Start [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:42:21-04:00December 9th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part VIII – Implicate Medicine

This is Part VIII of a multi-part essay about my own personal experience with osteoporosis. I will be taking you through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care in hopes that it provides you a better understanding of osteoporosis in general, and pearls that you can use to better your own bone health. (Start [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:41:10-04:00November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

How Much Calcium Should I Take?

Ninety-nine percent of calcium in the body (and that is 3 pounds of the stuff!) is in our bones. And since bone is in a constant state of being torn down and then being built back (remodeling), let's just say it goes without saying that we NEED adequate calcium for good health. Calcium is important [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:32-04:00October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Supplemental Calcium for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: New Guidelines by the EMAS

Eye opening stats:-  Approximately 50% of women and 20% of men will become osteoporotic and suffer some type of fracture within their lifetime.-  Spine and hip fractures can be debilitating, life changing events leading to long term pain and rehabilitation.-  Twenty-eight percent of women and thirty-seven percent of men who sustain a hip fracture die [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:32-04:00October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part IV — Zebras

The Will "Sometimes you don't know how deep inside you can go until you put yourself in a place where there is nothing between you and the mirror in front of you to blur the image; a mirror that shows not just your form, but your capacity--what you are made of. To give off light, [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:35:21-04:00September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Is Prolia the right choice to help reduce fracture risk ???

When faced with fractures from severe osteoporosis, taking a bone specific medication to gain bone density (and hopefully bone strength) can be warranted, at least in the short-term. Prolia (denosumab), or one of the four available bisphosphonate medications on the market, are typically the options given by medical doctors for treatment of osteoporosis. None of [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:32-04:00September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments