Dr Oz Osteoporosis


Dr. Oz talked about bone loss and Osteoporosis in this segment of the show. Bone loss begins in your twenties and progresses on throughout your life, and half the women by the age fifty already have some element of Osteoporosis.

Dec. 6th 2010 – Dr. Oz Fractures Over 50 | Calcium Cocktail Solution

Osteoporosis is more common in women than men. Eighty percent, or four out of five, of the 10 million Americans who have it are women. There are several reasons for this. Women have lighter, thinner bones to begin with. They also lose loose bone rapidly after menopause. In fact, a woman’s risk of osteoporosis is equal to her combined risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.

Twenty percent, or two million people with osteoporosis, are men. A man older than 50 is more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than he is to get prostate cancer.

Dr Oz Risk Factors for Osteoporosis:

The mortality rate for a broken hip is 20 percent. Dr. Oz said that one in five people who suffer from a broken hip are not going to recover. Surgery can fix the hip, but not the bones. He went to talk about your height, weight, wrist size (our wrist is less than 6 inches, you could be at risk) as a cut of point for Osteoporosis. Smoking, alcohol – drinking in younger women, and depression.

If either of your parents had osteoporosis or a history of broken bones, you are more likely to get it too. Also, if one of your parents had a noticeable amount of height loss or a spine that curved forward, they may have had osteoporosis.

If you are a woman and go through menopause early, your risk of osteoporosis increases. The same is true if you have your ovaries removed. That’s because your ovaries produce most of your body’s estrogen.

List Of Signs And Symptoms For Osteoporosis

Early symptoms:

  • No early symptoms – in many cases there is no indication of gradually thinning bones
  • Joint aches
  • Muscle aches
  • Symptoms of bone weakness from advanced osteoporosis:

  • Thin bones
  • Brittle bones
  • Weak bones
  • Fractures
  • Fracturing easily
  • Backache
  • Loss of height
  • Spine deformation

Approximately 20% of those who experience a hip fracture will die in the year following the fracture.

One-third of hip-fracture patients are discharged to a nursing home within the year after fracture.

Only one-third of hip-fracture patients regain their pre-fracture level of function.
With the aging of America, the number of people with osteoporosis-related fractures will increase exponentially. The pain, suffering, and overall impact on health and economic costs will be enormous.

Dr. Oz insisted do not take calcium by itself, take Calcium With Vitamin D, and Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is the main vitamin that is responsible together with Vitamin D with building up bone strength and found in fermented foods and beverages called Kefir.

Kefir is a type of yogurt that has been fermented, this can not be found in supplements, it is only through food. You can make your own Kefir with a Kefir Culture Starter kit

Dr Oz Solutions for Osteoporosis

Calcium – you MUST take 1000mg a day with vitamin D or milk
Kefir – a type of yogurt rich in vitamin K2
Walk or exercise 30 minutes a day –

Osteoporosis Fitness DVD

According to National Osteoporosis Foundation:

Many of the medications that can cause bone loss include the following:

  • Aluminum-containing antacids
  • Antiseizure medications (only some) such as Dilantin® or Phenobarbital
  • Aromatase inhibitors such as Arimidex®, Aromasin® and Femara®
  • Cancer chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Cyclosporine A and FK506 (Tacrolimus)
  • Glucocorticoids such as cortisone and prednisone
  • Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) such as Lupron® and Zoladex®
  • Heparin
  • Lithium
  • Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (Depo-Provera®)
  • Methotrexate
  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium®, Prilosec® and Prevacid®
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Lexapro®, Prozac® and Zoloft®
  • Tamoxifen® (premenopausal use)
  • Thiazolidenediones (Actos® and Avandia®)
  • Thyroid hormones in excess

Recognizing that bone health and osteoporosis can have a significant impact on the overall health and wellbeing of Americans, Congress commissioned Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General to cover a range of important issues related to improving bone health, including: challenges in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone diseases; the impact of these diseases on minority populations; promising prevention strategies; how to improve health provider education and promote public awareness; and ways to enhance access to key health services. The 2004 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis was prepared by some of the country’s top scientists, doctors, and public health experts.

The 2004 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means to You is a booklet for consumers that explains the report and how individuals can take action to improve their bone health. Sections of this booklet include:

Bones are not what you think they are talks about what bones are made of and how they work

You could be at risk discusses the many risk factors associated with osteoporosis

Protect your bones at every age encourages people of all ages to build strong bones

Your doctor can help protect your bones Dr Oz recommends talking to your doctor about bone health
In the video Dr. Oz explains why we lose 1 to 5 percent bone mass every year after were in our twenties. Also in the video below Dr. Oz demonstrates how to fall – How to roll your shoulder so that you somersault on impact.