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Mohammed M Ahmed MD
(419) 517-1115
3020 N McCord Rd, Suite 102
Toledo, OH
Business
Arthritis and Rheumatism Center
Specialties
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most Insurance Plans accepted

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Tuft's University, Boston, MA and Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Medical School: Rawalpindi Medical College, 1989
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: Urdu,Hindi,Panjabi

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William H Treuhaft
(419) 473-9380
3922 Woodley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Edward Goldberger
(419) 473-9380
3922 Woodley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Mohammed A Abusamieh, MD
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yarmouk Univ, Fac Med, (Jordan Univ Sci & Tech), Irbid, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1993

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William Hahn Treuhaft, MD
(419) 473-9380
3840 Woodley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Oh; St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Arthritis Associates-NW Ohio

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Michael A Gordon
(419) 473-9380
3922 Woodley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Mark Aquinas Mc Quillan, MD
(734) 936-5580
PO Box 674
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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Hermine Isabel Brunner
(419) 291-7861
2150 W Central Ave
Toledo, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Mohammed A Abusamieh
(419) 473-9380
3922 Woodley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Edward Goldberger, MD
(419) 473-9380
3840 Woodley Rd Ste A
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Group Practice: Arthritis Associates-NW Ohio

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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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