Skeleton Pirate

Skeleton Pirate
Artist: LindaB

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Have you experienced, or read about, negative, and even dangerous, side effects from Fosamax (alendronate), Boniva (ibandronate), Actonel (risedronate), and other bisphosphonates prescribed for osteoporosis? If you have, then rest assured there is a safe, effective treatment for this condition. Strontium, primarily in the form of strontium citrate, is taken orally once a day.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

FORE Fracture Risk Calculator (TM)



This calculator will give results WITH OR WITHOUT a bone density test score result.
1. Whom are you using this calculator for?
Yourself
Family member
Friend
 
2. How old are you? (nearest year)
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3. How tall are you?
Feet
Inches
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4. How much do you weigh? (pounds)
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5. Are you taking a drug for osteoporosis?
(List of drugs used for osteoporosis)
Yes   No
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6. Do you smoke now?
Yes   No
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7. Do you drink alcohol more than a little?
Yes   No
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8. Have you taken prednisone or steroid pills?
Yes   No
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9. Do you have rheumatoid arthritis?
Yes   No
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10. Have you broken bones with little injury since age 45?
Yes   No
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11. Has your mother or father had a hip fracture?
Yes   No
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12. Do you have any of the following serious chronic medical conditions? (Please check all that apply.)
Diabetes requiring treatment
Celiac disease
Taking high doses of thyroid medication (>.25mg) for many years
Chronic liver disease
Cancer
Had an organ transplant
Long standing malnutrition or malabsorption
Serious untreated hormone deficiencies
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13. Are you a man or a woman?
Man  Woman

14. What race and ethnicity do you most consider fits you?

 

15. Have you ever had a bone density test?
Yes   No
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16. This calculator will give results WITH OR WITHOUT a bone density test score result. If you want to add your bone density result, enter your femoral neck T-score (include the minus (‑) sign if it is on the report).
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17. If you would like a copy of your report emailed to you, enter your email address.

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About the Fracture Risk Calculator

The FORE Fracture Risk Calculator (TM) estimates fracture risk for postmenopausal women and men over age 45.

Take the test to determine your risk of bone fracture or help someone you love learn their risk.

Do you have a question about how the calculator works for you? Try our FORE Fracture Risk Calculator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Don't forget to print our free list of questions to help you talk to your doctor about your results.


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Wandering Skeleton

Wandering Skeleton
Artist: Joel Hoekstra

Osteoporotic Bone

Osteoporotic Bone
Source: www.mayoclinic.com

How Strontium Builds Bones

Strontium is a mineral that tends to accumulate in bone. Studies have shown that oral doses of strontium are a safe and effective way to prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Doses of 680 mg per day appear to be optimal. See my "For More Information About Strontium" links section.

Osteoporosis is caused by changes in bone production. In healthy young bones there is a constant cycle of new bone growth and bone removal. With age, more bone is removed and less new bone is produced. The bones become less dense and thus more fragile.

Scientists believe that strontium works in two ways. It may stimulate the replication of pre-osteoblasts, leading to an increase in osteoblasts (cells that build bone). Strontium also directly inhibits the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone). The result is stronger bones.

When taking strontium, be sure to take 1200 mg calcium, 1000 IU vitamin D3, and 500 mg magnesium daily. It is best to take strontium late at night on an empty stomach. Calcium and strontium may compete with each other for absorption if taken together.