This is installment #5 of our “14 Proven Benefits of IV Therapy” Series.
Osteoporosis is defined by weakening of bones, which in turn increases risk of fracture and effects about 10 million adults over age 50. The elderly are the most prone to this disease and the hip and spine are the most common sites of injury. Typically, there are no symptoms until the time of injury. Besides age, hyperthyroidism, alcohol, smoking, and loss of hormones can increase the risk of fracture.
Studies have shown that exercise, proper nutrition, cessation of smoking, supplementation, and hormone replacement therapy can all lessen the risk of Osteoporosis.
IV therapy is an ideal modality to introduce nutrients, vitamins and hydration to improve bone density. Certainly Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and minerals are essential for proper bone health and given via IV can certainly improve absorption. As the elderly are on multiple medications, which include those that can block absorption of nutrients, giving these via the IV route can bypass the gi tract and improve assimilation into one’s bones.