The results of a study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure, show that one in 10 heart failure patients suffer from compression fractures in the spine that are not receiving preventative treatment.
These fractures are a sign of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones lose density and become more susceptible to breaks. In spite of heart failure patients having a higher risk of of fracture, only 15 percent were receiving treatment for osteoporosis.
“While reviewing chest X-rays to look at the heart and lungs, physicians also need to look carefully at the bones,” says senior author Justin Ezekowitz. “If fractures are found, patients need to be treated with dietary modification, exercise and, if indicated, osteoporosis medications.”
Dr. Ezekowitz continued to explain that proper treatment would reduce the risk of future fractures by as much as 50 percent.
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CalMax Original from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 400 mg of calcium and 200 mg of magnesium per serving. Regular intake may help strengthen bone density, as well as improve sleep habits and reduced stiffness.