With over 10-million Americans suffering from Osteoporosis and others exhibiting symptoms that have them at risk, most of us have a friend or family member suffering from this disease. With more treatment options available than ever before, it’s helpful to get the advice of a physician.
California Life HD, Choice Medical Group and Choice Physicians Network have an ongoing commitment to providing people with the important health care information they need. We recently spoke with Dr. Sunil Abraham to learn about some effective treatment options.
Dr. Abraham explained that this brittle bone disease mostly affects women in their 50’s and is accelerated by depleted estrogen levels during menopause. This robs bones of precious calcium and reduced bone density. This disease may also affect people who are; extremely underweight, bedridden or men over 70 with low testosterone. Dr. Abraham recommends a calcium supplement as well as a B vitamin to help absorb excess calcium, which can create deposits in tissue. The doctor also recommends weight-bearing exercises such as jogging or lifting light weights. These activities promote physical endurance as well as the growth of muscle tissue and bones.
Symptoms may not be obvious, but can include; bone aches or pain. People over the age of 50 should report any strange feeling or pain in their bones to their physician. The physician may request a bone density scan to confirm whether or not they may need treatment. Those who fall into a higher risk category should be tested at least every two years. Early detection is key to receiving bone strengthening medications that will fend off further bone fractures.
If you have any questions about osteoporosis or are experiencing symptoms you can contact the Choice Medical Group at: (760) 242-7777, ext #224 or visit www.ChoiceMG.com.
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