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Two-Thirds of High-Risk Osteoporosis Patients in Germany Remain Untreated


More than 831,000 fragility fractures occur annually in Germany, the equivalent of 95 broken bones per hour. The cause is osteoporosis, a disease in which the skeleton becomes weak and fragile, increasing the risk of fractures that result in disability, loss of independence, and premature death for some sufferers.

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The bisphosphonate class of drugs that are commonly used to treat osteoporosis are particularly dangerous and, rather than strengthening bones, have been found to make them weaker. In a study carried out by scientists at Imperial College in London, use of these medications was associated with the development of ‘microcracks’ in bone. Significantly, the bones of patients taking bisphosphonate drugs had a larger number of such cracks and less mechanical strength than those who weren’t.

In contrast to the dangers of drugs, Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach addresses the root cause of osteoporosis by supplying optimum amounts of specific micronutrients that are needed to build and maintain healthy bones. While many people mistakenly believe that vitamin D and calcium are the only micronutrients needed for healthy bones, this overlooks the fact that the framework of the bone on which calcium and other minerals are deposited is made of a protein – collagen. Without healthy collagen, bone cannot form or function properly. Healthy bone formation therefore depends not only on having sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D, but more importantly on a proper supply of vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and other collagen-supporting micronutrients.

To read how to prevent and control osteoporosis naturally, without drugs, see this article on our website.