Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Medical Considerations
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Discussion
Calcium and Magnesium: When taking Calcium it is imperative to incorporate Magnesium also in order for proper calcium absorption to occur. Calcium is needed for: maintaining bones and teeth to help to prevent progressive osteoporosis; all muscle contractions including the heart; nerve impulses; and blood clotting. Calcium has also been shown to assist in lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension, and is known to assist in easing heartburn. Magnesium is needed for: processing calcium in the body; relaxation of all muscles including the heart during its relaxation phase of the heart beat which helps protect against a spastic heart muscle and irregular heartbeat; eases fibromyalgia symptoms; assists in lowering blood pressure by relaxing the muscle walls of arteries; and may reduce the severity of asthma attacks by allowing relaxation of chest wall muscles. Magnesium improves symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and has shown to aid in reducing complications of diabetes. Magnesium is needed to counter the effects of stress and therefore extra magnesium is needed in times of stress. Magnesium is also needed in over 300 other biochemical and enzymatic pathways in the body.
EDTA chelation IV therapy: EDTA is available to doctor’s offices in two different forms. One is compounded with Sodium, and the other with Calcium. If the Sodium is formula is used, and if the doctor’s office does not mix any Calcium into the IV recipe, then this formula can and usually does have a significant positive effect on bone density. (See below in the discussion section for the mechanism).
Osteopenia is the beginning stages of osteoporosis. The disease of osteoporosis is advanced bone loss, enough that bone breakage could occur easily.
Osteoporosis is a real problem for the aging population, especially women. Osteoporosis accounts for 1.3 million bone fractures yearly in people over age 45. For the first five years after menopause, women in this country gradually lose 5 to 10% of their bone mass each year. This then levels to 1% per year. Men experience significant loss until after age 70. It is critical to supplement with appropriate nutritionals to prevent this occurrence.
EDTA chelation: The lowering of calcium from the arteries, from EDTA Chelation Therapy, increases the hormone "Parathormone," which pulls ionic calcium; also call exchangeable calcium, (readily useable calcium for such purposes) out of the bones. After a few weeks then the hormone “Calcitonin” elevates which pulls calcium out of the blood stream, and lays down hard calcium into the bones, creating denser bone. This is a very widely known mechanism, which is easily understood by those doctors who have been trained by the International College of Integrative Medicine, in EDTA Chelation therapy.