Osteoporosis ("porous bones") is a condition of the bones. In order to acquire Osteoporosis, the bone microarchitecture deteriorates and the amount and variety of proteins in the bones are altered. This process is more commonly referred to as a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). BMD is most accurately measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The score is compared to that of a healthy 30-year old adult, and you are given a T-score. As the T-score deviates from a healthy range of 0, the T-score becomes a negative number. The lower the number, the higher risk you have for bone fracture.
A normal bone density score would read 1 SD (+1 or -1 point Standard Deviation from healthy range). Low bone mass would read between 1 and 2.5 SD (-1 to -2.5 SD). This low bone mass range is often referred to as Osteopenia, meaning you are just a moment away from becoming an Osteoporosis candidate. Osteoporosis is considered 2.5 SD (-2.5 standard deviation or more). As SD score deviates even lower than 2.5, the condition is considered that much more chronic or severe for multiple risk of fracture. Remember that Osteoporosis is considered a fragility syndrome. This person has to be extremely careful as a minor fall could cause several broken bones. The most typical areas for fragility fractures occur in the vertebral column, rib, hip and wrist.
There are 3 main reasons for loss of bone density, Osteopenia or Osteoporosis:
- The primary cause is loss of minerals required to keep the bones healthy. This is generally due from lack of plant based minerals in a person's diet.
- The second cause is use of steroids, primarily glucocorticoid medications that bind glucocorticoid receptors. These can be so destructive to bone health it is often recommended that a BMD test be done after only two months of using these medications.
- Bone loss is often considered a genetic condition in small part. I give this factor little attention because what a person inherits is the lack of minerals, not an actual genetic disposition.
Understanding Classification: The form of osteoporosis most common in women after menopause is referred to as primary type 1 or postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is said to be caused from a deficiency of estrogen, but the truth is, if minerals are supplied along with the right kind of Vitamin D3, the condition reverses without supplying any kind of estrogen. Using estrogen is simply a bad idea all the way around and I highly discourage it. Primary type 2 osteoporosis or senile osteoporosis occurs after age 75 and is seen in both females and males at a ratio of 2:1. Secondary osteoporosis may arise at any age and affect men and women equally. This form results from chronic predisposing medical problems or disease, or prolonged use of medications such as glucocorticoids, when the disease is called steroid- or glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
While Osteoporosis is one of those health conditions that can make a person feel like they are finally getting old, Osteoporosis should be considered a reversible condition. There is zero need to become fragile or decrepit. Of course, the earlier you catch it, the faster the reversal will be.
The Calcium Myth: We are told that bones need calcium, and this is true. Over the decades I have been helping people, I have found that bone health has much less to do with Calcium than it has to do with other supporting Minerals. As a rule of thumb, you are wiser to take the Vitamin D3 formula as a preventative than you are to take a Calcium supplement. Many calcium supplements are derived from sources which the body is not able to utilize, so not only are they a waste of money but they can be a negative for the body. If you cannot afford the OMCx listed below, which contains all the minerals needed to reverse Osteo conditions, I suggest you ingest foods known to be high in calcium, focusing on plants and veggies as the best sources.
No matter what the cause or origin of your Osteoporosis, the OMCx supplies every necessary mineral and enzyme co-factor in a completely bioavailable form. Taken with the Bone Support Remedy and the Vitamin D3 formula we supply, you are looking at a protocol that is able to generate maximum healing. The D3 is very essential, along with the OMCx if your Osteoporosis was caused from steroid or glucocorticoid medications.
Reversal and complete healing of Osteoporosis may take some time. It did not happen quickly and it will not reverse over night. Please use the suggested Protocol for at least 6 months before expecting notable change in your next bone density test.