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risk factors for osteoporosis

6 Risk Factors For Osteoporosis: What Should You Know

Osteoporosis is a common disorder affecting the bones. It is characterized by reduced bone mineral density due to which the bones become weak and porous. This can lead to an increased risk of fracture.  The incidence of osteoporosis has been rising at an alarming rate in the last few decades. This condition is more prevalent …

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care of your bones in 20s

Taking Care Of Your Bones In Your 20s To Be Active When You’re Older

“Osteoporosis? I am just 20!”  Most women think there is time to worry about osteoporosis when they are young, just in their 20s or 30s. They think osteoporosis will not affect them until they are older than 50.  While true that osteoporosis usually affects older women, that doesn’t mean women should not worry about osteoporosis …

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risk of osteoporosis after menopause

The Risk Of Osteoporosis After Menopause [Best Ways to Avoid for Women]

Osteoporosis! A disease characterized by a low density of the bones is known to affect women more commonly after menopausal age. The risk of osteoporosis after menopause can continue to rise even after specific menopausal symptoms like hot flashes have subsided. [1] This is why preventing bone loss is a cause of concern for women …

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field of osteoporosis treatment

The Latest Advancements In The Field Of Osteoporosis Treatment And Prevention

For years, osteoporosis was thought to be a condition in which the bones lose density and become fragile due to aging and a lack of both calcium and vitamin D. More recently, it has been observed that the incidence of this disease was much higher in older women than in men. Further research has revealed …

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Vitamin D deficiency

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Osteoporosis: Know The Truth

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to poor bone health. A lack of vitamin D can increase the risk of osteoporosis, especially in menopausal and postmenopausal women. In spite of the vital role of vitamin D in supporting bone health, it is often ignored.  Many people believe they only need to increase their intake of calcium …

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Interesting Facts Women Must Know About Gout And Its Effect On Their General Health

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs due to inflammation in the joints. This condition is prevalent in both men and women. Though the symptoms of gout are related to the joints, this disease primarily occurs due to abnormalities in metabolism.  This is why it is important to be aware of the symptoms of …

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how do kidneys affect the bones

How Do Kidneys Affect The Bones In Women: Important to Know

Kidneys and bones seem like two unrelated and entirely different organs having a different set of functions. Yes, it is agreed that kidneys help in the elimination of toxins from the body while the bones help in movements and support the body’s framework.  However, in spite of having dissimilar functions, the health of kidneys and …

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what is a bone scan

What Is A Bone Scan And When Do You Need One

A bone scan is an efficient diagnostic tool that can provide insights into the health of the bones. The scan can reveal the abnormalities or changes in the bones. A bone scan is sometimes called the radionuclide scan, bone scintigraphy, or nuclear medicine bone scan. Let’s have a look at how a bone scan can …

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Preventing fractures

Prevent Fractures – What You Need To Know To Stay Safe

A fracture or broken bone can mean restricting your life, your freedom, and your ease of movements for a few weeks or even months!  So it’s always better to prevent fracture than treat it. Here’s why:  once you break a bone (fracture), you really have no other option but to limit your movements and to …

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Bisphosphonates

What is a Bisphosphonate

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis you might be asking yourself “What is a Bisphosphonate?” because your doctor prescribed one or you read about them online.   Bisphosphonates are the medications that are commonly prescribed. These medicines can be effective by improving your bone mineral density, improving bone health, and reducing the risk of broken bones. …

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Some foods like candy can be dangerous

Dangerous Foods

Dangerous foods.  What decreases bone health? Your bones play a key role in providing a strong framework for your body. Your bone health can obviously be improved by making healthier choices in your diet. However, when we speak of the importance of diet, we do not mean just the foods that can improve bone health. …

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The difference between osteoporosis is bone density.

The difference between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

What is the difference between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis? Factors like age, diet, family history, and the extent of physical activities can influence the women’s risk of developing Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, both of which are bone disorders. Women need to be aware of the difference between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis so that they can take steps to …

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