Osteoporosis Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disorder. The bones become thinner. They lose some of their strength and are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis have a higher risk of fractures.   Bones can fracture even during everyday movements, such as bending or coughing. The most common osteoporotic fractures occur in the wrist, hip, […]

Untreated Osteoporosis: What Might Happen?

Osteoporosis, meaning porous bones, is known as a “silent” disease because it typically doesn’t cause symptoms in the early stages. That means many people aren’t diagnosed with osteoporosis until after they’ve already broken a bone. Bones are made up of living cells that reach their top strength and thickness around age 30. Bone mass slowly […]

5 Lifestyle Steps for Better Bone Health

Maximize bone health and reduce the effects of osteoporosis with these simple steps. If your doctor says you have thinning bones — osteopenia or osteoporosis– it’s critical to take steps to slow the progression of this disease. Calcium, exercise, no smoking, no excess drinking, bone density tests — all these are necessary, says Kathryn Diemer, […]

The #1 Cause of Osteoporosis, According to Science

Osteoporosis is a very common bone disease suffered by up to 54 million Americans, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. What exactly is it, who is more likely to develop it and what is its number one cause? Here is everything you need to know about osteoporosis. What Is Osteoporosis? “Osteoporosis is a bone disease […]

6 Prunes a Day May Reduce Inflammation, Osteoporosis Risks

Declining estrogen levels during menopause may trigger an increase in inflammation. Inflammation is associated with the development of osteoporosis. However, daily prune consumption may help reduce this inflammation. Dietary factors like calcium and vitamin D also help prevent bone loss. Weight-bearing exercise and monitoring through DEXA scans can also help. At the American Physiological Society’s […]

Osteoporosis: What Causes It and How to Treat It

What is Osteoporosis and Who is at Risk? Osteoporosis is a disease that breaks down the bones, making them too weak and fragile. It affects about 10 million people in the U.S., mostly women over 50 years old. The condition can lead to fractures, spinal deformities, and chronic pain. Osteoporosis affects all people, but it […]

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