Osteoporosis is a common chronic disease, especially for people aged 50 and up. It is a silent disease, meaning it often has no symptoms.
If you have osteoporosis, you are more likely to fracture or break a bone if you fall over. Everyone’s bones become weaker as they age, but this process happens too quickly in some people.
Women often rapidly lose bone after the onset of menopause. So, what can you do to protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis?
In this special episode, I get interviewed by my husband, Dr. Craig Bissinger, about the exciting and new information I learned from over 50 health experts featured in the upcoming Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit on January 15-21, 2024.
Craig is an OB-GYN. We met in Chicago, and then he went to the East Coast with me. He then took a job with his partners for the past three decades and has worked at Morristown Medical Center ever since.
Thanks for tuning in to another informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!
“What everybody can do is balance exercises. Typically, falls and fractures don’t just happen. They happen because of a fall.” – Margie Bissinger
In this episode:
[01:15] – Are there medications to treat osteoporosis?
[06:51] – What the CTX and P1NP tests reveal and why these tests are important
[10:30] – The interesting connection between exercise and osteoporosis
[17:48] – The benefit of pelvic floor physical therapy
[22:44] – Balance exercises to help prevent falls and fractures
[29:58] – Indigenous practices that help improve one’s health and quality of life
[31:36] – Discovering the root cause of weak bones
[38:20] – What are oxalates, and why do people freak out about this topic?
[43:00] – Why should someone join the Osteoporosis and Bone Health Summit?
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