It is a good idea to start with having a bone density
scan of the spine and hip before beginning your program.
This provides a baseline against which subsequent measurements
can be taken at yearly intervals.
Note: it is important that the baseline and follow-up
exam are done on the same type of equipment. The best
testing scanner is the DEXA scanner.
Resource: Dr. Brown's book is Better Bones, Better
Body Beyond Estrogen and Calcium—Second Edition
(Keats Publishing, 2000).
New Drug - Once A Year 15Min Treatment
A new drug that significantly strengthens bones, and
patients need to take it only once a year through IV
drip for only 15 minutes.
Video - Zometa [Reclast] : Once-a-Year Injection for
Zometa (also known as Reclast), is currently used in
the treatment of metastatic bone cancer, also prevents
bone loss through osteoporosis.
Patients taking the drug in the trial experienced
a 70 percent reduced risk of fractures to the vertebrae,
a 41 percent reduced risk of hip fracture and an overall
improvement in bone density.
RISKS: Some patients taking the treatment experienced
atrial fibrillation — an abnormal, potentially
dangerous heart rhythm disorder.