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Edward Blaine Herzig, MD
(513) 896-9595
5150 Sandy Ln
Fairfield, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1971

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Soha Mousa
(513) 896-9595
5150 Sandy Ln
Fairfield, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Olga Marie Petrovic
(513) 357-5254
8952 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Albert Martin, MD
(937) 298-7933
4621 Creekview Dr
Middletown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1976

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Srilakshmi Koneru, MD
(513) 686-5441
4189 S Shore Dr
Mason, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Edward B Herzig
(513) 896-9595
5150 Sandy Ln
Fairfield, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Bacon
(513) 346-5000
55 Progress Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Chacko J Alappatt
(513) 420-8195
1515 South Breiel Boulevard
Middletown, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul Eugene Thomson, MD
(513) 574-7174
5420 Haft Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1985

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Deborah Ann Fritz, MD
(513) 984-3313
10550 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: University Internal Medicine Associates Inc

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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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