Dr. Gay's Osteoporosis Solution
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, over half of women over 50 years have some degree of loss of bone mass. These women have bones that are becoming thinner and less dense, called osteopenia, but have not yet reached the point of osteoporosis. In approximately 15 to 20% of these women, the bone loss has advanced to the point where they are considered to have osteoporosis.
If you are one of these women, the implications of loss of bone mass can be life changing. Osteopenia and osteoporosis contribute to the majority of fractures of the vertebrae, the hip and the forearm experienced by those of us over 50. The Foundation cites studies showing that 1 of 3 women over 50 will experience a hip fracture at some point. As little as a 10% loss of bone mass can double the risk of vertebral fractures and the same 10% loss may increase the chance of hip fracture 2.5 times!
These fractures may be due to an accidental fall or can occur spontaneously! Obviously, experiencing a fracture of any of these important bones will have a profound negative impact on your mobility and independence. Additionally, the same factors causing decreased bone mass will prevent rapid and complete repair of the fracture.
For more scientific information please visit the Osteoporosis Foundation website.
Although many women and their doctors are aware of the dangers of decreased bone mass, this risk is typically addressed with high dosages of calcium supplements or a prescription drug such as fosamax and boniva. The prescription drugs are expensive and have unpleasant and detrimental side effects and the use of high dose calcium supplements by itself is not adequate and may also cause detrimental side effects.
One of these side effects is the depositing of excess calcium in the arteries. This deposit of excess calcium speeds up arteriosclerotic hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which in turn contributes to poor circulation, blood pressure elevation, and heart disease.
If osteoporosis runs in your family, if you have been diagnosed with bone loss, or if you're a person who wants to take a proactive approach, Dr. Gay's Osteoporosis Solution provides you with a safe, comprehensive, individualized prescription of bone building herbs and nutritional supplements to balance the calcium supplements you may already be taking and prevent the unwanted depositing of calcium outside the bones. In addition, Dr. Gay evaluates diet and lifestyle factors that may be causing bone loss and gives you recommendations for optimal physical activity and lifestyle tweaking.
It's much easier and more effective to prevent bone loss than it is to deal with the results!