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Our first interview will be with Phyllis, one of our community contributors here at OsteoporosisConnection.com. Phyllis has graciously agreed to answer my questions about her experiences dealing with osteoporosis. So without further adieu, let's all welcome Phyllis.
Phyllis, when did you find out you had osteoporosis?
I found out I had osteoporosis in 2005. I attended a local health fair and had the heel test. When it came back showing bone loss, I took the results to our family Dr. when I saw him a couple of weeks later. He then ordered a DEXA.
Did you have any secondary medical disorder that causes osteoporosis, like Celiac, thyroid, or mineral metabolism problems?
I have Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) and believe that my bone loss came from being hyper before being diagnosed and treated. I feel the Graves is the cause since there is no family history of osteoporosis and I have none of the other risk ...
If you have high blood pressure, your MD has probably discussed with you sodium, potassium, and calcium as part of your treatment plan; however, the role of magnesium is often overlooked.
Magnesium is a critical player in maintaining normal blood pressure levels, as well as muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, bone health, and immune system maintenance.
How Magnesium Regulates Blood Pressure
Magnesium is used in the production of prostaglandin E1, which is a powerful vasodilator. Typically, blood pressure rises as blood vessels harden and narrow, which causes the heart to exert increased force to circulate blood to body tissues. A vasodilator causes your blood vessels to relax and widen, allowing for easier blood flow and results in a lower blood pressure.
Magnesium also regulates the level of sodium, potassium , and calcium within cells. Sodium and potassium work together to maintain normal blood pres...
Full Question: I heard that the same magnesium tablets that I take for Migraine prevention can be used under the tongue as a Migraine abortive. Is this accurate? Laura. Answer: Dear Laura; Sorry, but no, this is not accurate. Here's why... Trying that form of magnesium sublingually is pointless because it will not absorb via the sublingual mucosa. It's not going to absorb until it reaches the GI tract, and even then, the absorption rate will not abort a Migraine attack. The only form of magnesium that has been show to be effective acutely (for aborting a Migraine) is magnesium sulfate via IV infusion. Based on what we know about the bioavailability and absorption rate of magnesium and its pharmacokinetics, if this has worked for someone, it was certainly the result of the placebo effect. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Ano...
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