I recently had the opportunity to speak to Kent MacLeod, Clinical Pharmacist and owner of NutriChem Compounding Phramacy and Clinic, about issues related to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. My video of our discussion is below.
Treating Clients with Osteoporosis
Kent sees a wide range of clients with a variety of health issues including osteoporosis, osteopenia and low bone density. Clients are tested at NutriChem’s Biomedical Laboratory for their nutritional and metabolic status and then given a health program appropriate for them.
I asked Kent to comment on concerns he has about the way women and men are treated for osteoporosis in today’s health care system.
The Silo Effect
Kent finds that many people are placed in silos when they use the health care system. People with osteoporosis are often treated exclusively for their osteoporosis with limited attention paid to other conditions. The most common and frequent osteoporosis treatment is a pharmaceutical prescription for a bisphosphonate.
The reality, according to Kent, is that people with bone health issues often have other health concerns such as heart health, weight management, sexual health, quality of sleep and mental health issues. Your bone health is one component of your overall health program.
Too Many Drugs
Unfortunately, when people have multiple health issues, the individual conditions are treated separately. Many people come to Kent after they are given prescription medications for each of their conditions. Kent refers to this approach as “poly-pharmacy”.
How to Make the Right Health Decisions
Instead Kent advocates an approach that is logical and scientific, and allows the client (and health professional) to make well informed health decisions.
If you are interested in learning more about NutriChem’s Biomedical laboratory testing services and design supplements, you can contact them at their website.
My Video Interview with Kent
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