Osteoporosis

OsteoporosisCondition Description

Excessive bone loss leading to low bone mass, decreased bone strength, and increased risk of fracture

Common Symptoms

  • Generally there are no symptoms, with the condition identified once fractures occur
  • Less frequently, individuals may experience back pain, loss of height, or Kyphosis

Underlying Causes

  • Hormonal imbalances including estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone deficiencies, insulin resistance, diabetes, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, or adrenal insufficiency
  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, or gastric bypass surgery
  • Renal causes such as chronic kidney disease or inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or lupus

Traditional Approach

  • Common treatments involve medications like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, or Reclast
  • Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation
  • Weight-bearing exercises

EHAC Approach

  • Thoroughly investigate and appropriately treat all any underlying hormonal problems
  • Supplement minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and strontium
  • Vitamin D and Vitamin K supplementation
  • Weight-bearing exercises
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