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Mansoor Ahmed
(859) 623-5500
789 Eastern Byp
Richmond, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Julia Anne Popham, MD
(859) 323-6700
413 Ridgeway Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1990

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Paul Milton Goldfarb, MD
(859) 254-7000
333 Waller Ave Ste 100
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Mark Heinicke
(502) 589-2063
332 W Broadway # 217
Louisville, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Jeffrey S Neal
(859) 254-7000
333 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Jeffrey Stewart Neal, MD
(859) 276-4486
4805 Hempstead Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Warren Hoffman, DO
(502) 897-1604
4004 Dupont Cir
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joseph E Temming
(859) 331-3100
2616 Legends Way
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William H Beers
(859) 957-1080
2765 Chapel Place
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kelly K Cole, MD
(859) 276-1440
333 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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