In this program, you will learn about the functional medicine approach concerning bone health and strength.
From dietary changes, to exercise, to supplements, to lifestyle implementation, to knowing what your lab test results means you will learn how to take control and change your lifestyle for better heart health.
A broken hip is a common injury, especially in elderly individuals. In the United States, hip fractures are the most common broken bone that requires hospitalization; about 300,000 Americans are hospitalized for a hip fracture every year.
Approximately 3% to 5% of older adult falls cause fractures (Cooper 1992; Wilkins 1999). Based on the 2000 census, this translates to 360,000 to 480,000 fall-related fractures each year.
The most common fractures are of the vertebrae, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand (Scott 1990). In 2000, direct medical costs totaled $179 million dollars for fatal and $19.3 billion dollars for nonfatal fall injuries (Stevens 2005, in press).
What can be done about these stunning statistics?
Many topics are examined in this program including: getting the facts on bone health, what you can do to prevent yourself or a loved one from becoming one of these statistics, what testing is available, & what you can do to build and strengthen bones even into aging years..
Osteoporosis does not need to be inevitable! Learn why and how in this exciting video series.