Those bones are alive !!!
When I mention bones, most people think of the skeleton pictures we know from Halloween. This is definitely NOT how your bones work. Bones have living cells in the center and undergo a removal and replacement cycle (bone remodeling cycle) where bone is removed by some cells (osteoclasts) and then replaced by other cells (osteoblasts). What you need is vitamin D and Calcium to provide the building blocks for all of this to happen!
When you or a loved one have been diagnosed with weak bones (osteopenia or low bone mass), the challenge is to either inhibit the cells that break down bones (osteoclasts) or encourage the ones that make new bone (osteoblasts). When you have a fracture, from definate osteoporosis, you are now a PATIENT. You’re juggling prescription medicines and medical tests.
Take a deep breath, and I’ll help you navigate through the conflicting medical news, the latest osteoporosis treatments, weight bearing exercise options, vitamin D and calcium controversies, fracture recovery options and the ever changing world of prescription drugs!
I am Dr. James Rybacki, author of Medicines and Your Family, the first edition of The Essential Guide to Medical News and The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs. I’ll be your personal advocate and guide through the changing guidelines and potentially dangerous world of prescription drugs, illness, over the counter (OTC) treatments, herbs and herbal supplements! Did you know that more than 100,000 people die each year from misusing medicines or from the medicines themselves? It’s a startling fact. My videos, information packets, newsletters and books will explain the medical terminology, treatment options and drug use/safety in clear, easy- to-understand language.
While other sites provide limited information based on package inserts, I go far beyond the basics and concentrate on more than 40 categories of crucial information such as serious potential side effects, drug interactions, safety in pregnant or nursing women, benefits versus risks, guidelines that your doctor may be using and even helpful web sites that don’t want to sell you a product. I give you the information you and your family NEED to take control of your health and be at the center of patient and family centered care!
Your involvement in your own osteoporosis treatment and recovery WILL make a huge difference in the results you get! Don’t let someone else drive the healthcare information bus—take the wheel. Become an informed, educated patient and family!
I’ll show you how!
James J. Rybacki, Pharm.D.
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