Bone density changes progressively with age. As we lose bone density the risk of fractures increases. Loss of Bone density involves every bone in the body. Women lose bone density worse than men.
Why pulsed electromagnetic therapy should be considered for those with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
Mild bone loss is osteopenia and more significant loss is osteoporosis. Osteopenia typically progresses to osteoporosis if not treated. 50% of women between 50 to 70 have osteopenia. 55% of women and men > 50 have osteoporosis. Why are osteopenia and osteoporosis important? the main goal is to prevent disabling fractures due to bone loss. 1 in 3 women and one in five men >50 will have an osteoprosis fracture. Lifetime risk for hip, forearm and spinal fractures is 40% Hip and spine Fractures cause major disability. ~10% of these people become dependent on others for care and 19% ending up in a nursing home. Therefore, safe and effective prevention and treatment are desperately needed. Current medications for osteoporosis have major drawbacks including the poor healing caused by the medication of any future fractures. PEMFs have been shown in numerous studies to safely and without toxicity improve osteopenia and osteoporosis. To be most effective PEMFs should be used along with nutrition and other lifestyle support methods. The best PEMFs for helping with osteopenia and osteoporosis are higher intensity whole body PEMF systems >25 gauss because of the need to reach every bone in the body. For more information and a free short report on what I recommend to my own patients contact us at drpawluk.com.
Long-term whole-body treatment is recommended. These conditions are not just limited to the hip and spine. Bone mineral density testing is typically only done on the lumbar spine and the hip. Clearly, these conditions involve the entire skeleton with increased risk of fractures anywhere in the body, not just the spine and hip.
PEMFs cannot be relied upon as a sole treatment. They need to be combined with adequate nutrition, supplements, exercise, and proper hormone balancing or replacement. I have several patients who have demonstrated positive impacts on their bones using these combinations of treatment, and without the need to resort to drugs like Fosamax.