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Dr.Gary Gilkeson
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Avenue #309
Charleston, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Musc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Edwin Allan Smith, MD
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1979

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Alan Israel Nussbaum, MD
(803) 571-6067
37 Rebellion Rd
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours-St Francis Hosp, Charleston, Sc
Group Practice: Rheumatology Associates

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Holly C Good Mitchell, MD
(843) 792-1414
96 Jonathan Lucas St Ste 912
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Marcy Behar Bolster, MD
(843) 792-3484
96 Jonathan Lucas St Ste 912
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Gary Fink
(843) 572-4840
MUSC Health, 171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Georgia Roane
(843) 571-6067
14 Farmfield Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Carlysle Barfield
(843) 571-6067
14 Farmfield Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Carlysle Barfield
(843) 571-6067
14 Farmfield Ave # E
Charleston, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Bon Secours-St Francis Hosp, Charleston, Sc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Faye N Hant
(843) 792-3484
96 Jonathan Lucas St
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Preventing Osteoporosis


by Kim Beardsmore

Last month my 74-year-old mother while walking, tripped on a small tuft of grass, fell - and broke her rib! Her recovery has been painful, debilitating and at times depressing. It also affected my elderly father who relies heavily on her day to day.

Surprisingly, this instance of fracture was not due to osteoporosis. However my mom's experience caused me stop and think deeply. As a 40-something woman, am I doing everything possible to keep my skeletal system in tip-top condition?

Once we get past the inevitable scrapes of childhood, during our middle years we don't give too much thought to our bones. We understand that bones make up our structural frame, but we tend to think of our bones like the frame of a house. Supporting and rigid, and that's it.

The truth of it is that bone is an active, living tissue. Bone is constantly changing, undergoing synthesis and remodeling itself. Like all other bodily tissue, bone is totally dependent on many different micronutrients and enzymes for optimum bone function and health.

A typical western diet is heavily weighted with white flours, refined sugars and fats and is deplete of many of the micronutrients required for healthy bones.

Do you regularly drink carbonated beverages? Did you know that carbonated drinks increase the body's intake of phosphorus - which, in turn, decreases our absorption of calcium. Decreased absorption of calcium can lead to an unhealthy, nutrient-starved skeletal system. And in time lead to osteoporosis.

Whilst calcium is necessary, it is not the only critical micronutrient for healthy bones. Make sure your diet has an adequate supply of magnesium, zinc, silicon, boron, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, Manganese, vitamin K, vitamin D and magnesium. These trace elements are important and we are not getting them from our regular food consumption patterns. The Journal of Nutritional Medicine reports between 80 to 85 per cent of Americans consume a magnesium-deficient diet.

Your bone density may also be improved by a gentle regime of weight bearing exercise which stimulates the body to make bone tissue.

Medical evidence supports an improvement in bone density where people make lifestyle changes to incorporate weight bearing exercise, a diet more rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, complemented with high quality nutritional supplements.

Why wait until you bones start breaking before you think about ensuring a healthy skeletal system.

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