Skeleton Pirate

Skeleton Pirate
Artist: LindaB

WELCOME TO STRONTIUM FOR BONES BLOG

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 18, 2014

Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis



It is increasingly being recognized that multiple pathogenetic mechanisms interact in the development of the osteoporotic state. Understanding the pathogenesis of osteoporosis starts with knowing how bone formation and remodeling occur.

This image depicts bone remodeling with osteoclasts resorbing one side of a bony trabecula and osteoblasts depositing new bone on the other side. 

Pathophysiology


 This image depicts bone remodeling with osteoclast

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Natto - Fermented Soy Beans

Natto contains 20 to 40mcg of K1, NO MK-4, and 900 to 1200mcg of MK-7,8,9. 

This video shows you what it looks like and how to eat it.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Use of Computed Tomography for Assessing Bone Mineral Density




Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is currently the standard for assessing bone mineral density (BMD) and has been correlated with fracture risk and treatment efficacy. DXA includes the posterior elements of the spine, and therefore may be inaccurate or not possible in cases of severe spinal degeneration, scoliosis, or following lumbar surgery. T-score evaluations are somewhat limited in clinical utility, as the majority of patients who sustain fragility fractures are not in the osteoporotic range.
Assessing local bone quality on CT scans with Hounsfield unit (HU) quantification is being used with increasing frequency. Correlations between HU and bone mineral density have been established, and normative data have been defined throughout the spine. Recent investigations have explored the utility of HU values in assessing fracture risk, implant stability, and spinal fusion success. The information provided by a simple HU measurement can alert the treating physician to decreased bone quality, which can be useful in both medically and surgically managing these patients.
The purpose of this paper is to review the reliability and validity of the techniques used to estimate bone health using CT scans with Hounsfield unit (HU) quantification. Such scans can be used to identify patients at risk for osteoporosis, and these values could be used for surgical planning in cases of trauma, degeneration, and deformity. There was good correlation of HU value to DXA for both BMD and T-score.

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.