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Elena Maria B Sacamay, MD
Chula Vista, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988

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Henry Ronald Krumholz
(619) 427-1721
272 Church Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Cynthia Rubio, MD
(303) 322-3504
4004 Beyer Blvd
San Ysidro, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1983

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James R Malinak
(619) 460-4050
5111 Garfield St
La Mesa, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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John Thomas Lynn III, MD
(719) 632-2388
855 E Madison Ave
El Cajon, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1978

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Brian Cornell Anderson
(619) 585-4049
525 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Henry Ronald Krumholz, MD
(619) 427-1721
272 Church Ave Ste 2
Chula Vista, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1975

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Corrie D Broudy
(619) 428-4463
4004 Beyer Blvd
San Ysidro, CA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Frank Scavulli, MD
(858) 581-0220
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1970

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Louise Helen Keogh, MD
(619) 670-5400
4647 Zion Ave
San Diego, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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