Many of my clients who come to me for osteoporosis treatment frequently have to deal with other medical issues such as weight gain, quality of sleep, and overall fitness.
I discussed this issue (and specifically osteoporosis treatment and prevention) with Kent MacLeod, Clinical Pharmacist and owner of NutriChem Compounding Phramacy and Clinic.
Osteoporosis Treatment – In a Silo
Kent finds that many clients are subject to a “silo effect” when they visit their physician for their bone health. Physicians are busy and can spend only so much time with you. They may not be able to provide the level of health counseling they want and you need. As a result, they isolate and treat your bone health with one drug and another health issues with a different medication.
If their DEXA test shows a low bone density measure, their are frequently prescribed a bisphosphonate. Then they are prescribed a different prescription for their heart health and another different prescription for another medical condition. After awhile they are experiencing poly-pharmacy.
Instead Kent advocates an approach that is logical and scientific, and allows the client (and health professional) to make well informed health decisions.
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My Video Interview with Kent
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