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Jane’s Blog Prednisone / Steroids Dangers

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Jane’s Blog Prednisone / Steroids Dangers

Several years ago I wrote about patient of mine who after a natural treatment regime was able to come totally off prednisone! It truly gives me great pleasure to help patients who take steroids for a variety of reasons achieve this huge hurdle. Particularly since my mother, who was my best friend, passed away at the young age of 58 (I will soon be 65 in February) of liver failure caused by prednisone. Toward the end she was suffering extremely from the side effects of this medication and her quality of life became a living hell. I saw a vibrant...

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Jane's Blog Calcium- Bone Health- Macular Degeneration

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Jane's Blog Calcium- Bone Health- Macular Degeneration

A woman’s chance of having an osteoporosis-related fracture today is 10 times greater than being diagnosed with breast cancer and 5 times more likely than having a heart attack. If you plan on living to at least 85, your chance of having a hip fracture is about 30 percent. Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. The term osteoporosis literally means porous bone. The body repairs bones by constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. This process in carried on by bone cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts function to dissolve older...

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