Fact: Every hour, every day, 330 Americans turn 60.
Fact: By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65.
Fact: The number of people over 100 doubles every decade.
Fact: As we age, people lose muscle mass, strength, flexibility and our bones crumble.
Fact: Over 64% of Americans suffer witth some form of Arthritis or crumbling bones, and drug therapy shows no signs of reversing it.
Fact: So called “miracle drugs for bones” like Fosamax and Boniva have just been found to actually cause sudden hip fractures and snapped hips!
Does getting Arthritis automatically mean a loss of independence and mobility, use of a walker, a wheelchair, or worse? There is an answer, in fact, we have 7 of them. And they all work wonders!
The Age of Arthritis
If you’re over 40, you’ve just entered the Age of Arthritis. At 40 years of age, something sinister happens to the body’s bone factory. It comes to a near-halt. Bones stop regenerating, tendons stop growing, and cartilage formation crawls to a snail pace.
And synovial fluid, the vital lubricating liquid to keep our bones moving, easily and smoothly, also stops being produced.
Some time between age 40 and 55, the activity of “chondrocytes” starts slowing down and cartilage takes longer and longer to replenish itself. As the cushion of cartilage grows progressively thinner, the bones begin to grind against one another.
This is a normal consequence of aging, but aging isn’t the only culprit. Something as simple as falling on an icy sidewalk or putting on some extra pounds, can increase your risk of osteoarthritis.
Anything that puts extra stress on the joints will wear out the cartilage that much faster.
Now for the first wrinkle.
“It appears that not all cartilage is created equal,” says Dr. Roland Moskowitz, president of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
Ankles, for example, bear the same heavy loads as knees and hips. Yet most people, unless they’re ballet dancers, don’t get osteoarthritis of the ankle.
Similar discrepancies show up in non-weight-bearing joints as well. The wrist, for example, is much less prone to osteoarthritis than the joint at the base of the thumb.
It could be that ankles and wrists have some mechanical advantage that protects them from osteoarthritis.
But preliminary evidence suggests that the real advantage, at least for ankles, is biochemical; that there’s something in their composition that allows them to bear greater loads and respond to changes in the joint without breaking down.
Most people think of bones as inert objects whose only job is to keep our bodies from collapsing into a puddle of flesh.
But bones are actually quite active tissues, constantly building and rebuilding themselves from the inside out. Anytime you break a bone, the body produces repair proteins that direct cellular activities as the bone knits itself together.
Doctors suspect that a complex interplay of mechanical and biochemical factors is at work.
Strong, healthy bones can support a heavier load. They also tend to replace old bone cells with new bone cells at a pretty fast clip. So, the healthier your bones are, the faster they can repair and regenerate themselves.
But what about these so called “miracle osteoporosis drugs” like Fosamax and Enviva?
Do they help? Not so, it seems.
Fosamax, a Drug to Build Bones, May Actually Weaken Them
Questions have emerged about whether long-term use of bone-building drugs for osteoporosis may actually lead to weaker bones in people who use them.
The concern rises mainly from a series of case reports showing a type of leg fracture that shears straight across the upper thighbone after little or no trauma. Fractures in this study part of the bone typically result from car accidents, or in the elderly and frail. But case reports show this unusual fracture pattern in people who have used bone-building drugs called bisphosphonates (Fosamax) for five years or more.
Some patients have reported that after weeks or months of unexplained aching, their thighbones simply snapped while they were walking or standing.
“Many of these women will tell you they thought the bone broke before they hit the ground,”
said Dr. Dean G. Lorich, associate director of orthopedic trauma surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Lorich and his colleagues published a study in The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma last month reporting on 20 patients with the fracture. Nineteen had been using the bone drug Fosamax for an average of 6.9 years.
Last year, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a Singapore report of 13 women with low-trauma fractures, including 9 who had been on long-term Fosamax therapy.
Bones are in a constant state of remodeling – dissolving microscopic bits of old bone, a process called resorption, and rebuilding new bone.
After age 30 or so, a woman’s bones start to dissolve faster than they rebuild, and after menopause she may develop thin, brittle bones that are easily broken.
Bisphosphonates, including Fosamax, Procter & Gamble’s Actonel and GlaxoSmithKline’s Boniva, slow this process.
Last September, the medical journal Bone reported on a study of 66 women that showed an association between Fosamax use and an accumulation of micro damage in bones.
In January 2006, the medical journal Geriatrics published an unusual autobiographical case report. Dr. Jennifer Schneider, a 59-year-old physician from Tucson, wrote that she was riding a New York City subway when the train lurched.
“I felt a crack and I fell,” she recalled in an interview. “I knew I’d fractured my femur.”
Dr. Schneider, who had been taking Fosamax for seven years, said she had had pain in her thigh, but X-rays and scans had not found a problem.
In recent years, another rare side effect has been associated with bone drugs: osteonecrosis of the jaw, in which a patient’s jawbone rots and dies.
So if the drugs don’t work, what are you supposed to do to avoid osteoporosis or arthritis in its myriad forms?
Is there an answer?
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