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Study: Most Women Who Suffer Bone Fracture Are Not Treated For Osteoporosis

May 10, 2010 by  

Study: Most women who suffer bone fracture are not treated for osteoporosis According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (JAAOS), an overwhelming majority of women who suffer bone fractures do not get tested for or receive information pertaining to osteoporosis.

"Less than 10 percent of patients who sustain a fracture receive information about osteoporosis treatment, yet these are the same group of patients who are at a very high risk for future hip, spine or wrist fractures," said lead author Evan Ekman, president of Southern Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

The researchers also noted that most study participants didn’t realize that hip fractures are associated with a high mortality rate and don’t know how much calcium or vitamin D they should be taking on a daily basis.

Lisa Cannada, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at St. Louis University Hospital, recommends that older women consume a diet rich in calcium, including foods such as yogurt, cheese and leafy vegetables. She also urges women of any age to take a minimum of 2,000 International Units of vitamin D each day to help the body absorb a calcium-rich diet.

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  • Sidewinder

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    I am not a medical researcher, and have no way to verify what I am about to say here.

    In all my reading about natural supplements, I became interested in natural cognitive enhancers. And in my search, I came across GABA, or Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.

    The exact cause of IBS is unknown, but its looking as if there are possibly 4 main causes.

    1. Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity, possibly linked to #2 below.

    2. Inflammation possibly caused after a bout of gastroenteritis. A sort of lingering effect, perhaps immune related.

    3. Stress.

    4. Bacterial overgrowth.

    IBS, also known as Spastic Colon, is known to worsen in times of stress. We also know that the intestinal track, like the brain, is filled with neurotransmitters. GABA is the MAJOR INHIBITORY NEUROTRANSMITTER IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. The primary function of GABA is to prevent overstimulation, or excessive firing of the neurons. Low GABA levels can be found in people suffering from Epilepsy.

    What I am thinking is that there may be a possiblility that those suffering from IBS may also be suffering from lower than normal GABA levels, but I can not prove this. Overstimulation of the neurons in the gut, may lead to rapid transit time, and the resulting symptoms, known as IBS. There are undoubtedly other aggravating factors at work here as well, but calming the gut, may prove to be a first step in stopping the cascade, or domino effect that leads to other problems, such as unbalanced gut flora, with the possibility of unfriendly microbes gaining a foothold in this unstable environment.

    If anyone with IBS has tried probiotics, and has seen no real improvement, then I would think one would want to lay off the probiotics completely in order to prevent overgrowth. More is not better here.

    GABA is very safe, just follow the recomended dosages on the bottle. IBS sufferes have nothing to lose in trying GABA, its cheap, and safe. It has a slightly sedative effect, so start off with a small dose until you know how it effects you.

    Also try Caprylic Acid to combat yeast and unfriendly microbes that can set up shop, when gut flora is constantly washed out and misplaced in the gut.

    Just my on paper theory.

  • Carrie

    From what I understand, most Americans are not calcium deficient, but magnesium deficient. Since magnesium (with vit d) also helps the body use calcium, supplementing with either a topical magnesium “oil” or oral supplement may help both calcium to be absorbed and utilized. Oral supplementation may cause issues, so topical application may be preferable. Additionally, bathing in the magnesium “oil” will allow the mineral to be absorbed and used by the body. Magnesium rich foods include beans (black and navy), nuts (cashews and slmonds), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax) and many green veggies (spinach, kale, mustard greens, broccoli and swiss chard). Magnesium has many other benefits to the body in addition to bone health.
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