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The link between Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders

Osteoporosis Risk Factors Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become porous and their density to decrease making them brittle and more susceptible to fractures and breaks (1). and affects more than 54 million Americans. There are a number risk factors that make a person more susceptible to developing osteoporosis, and its sibling osteopenia, …

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What are Antioxidants and How do They Affect the Body?

There’s a lot of talk about antioxidants in the health and medical world, but what exactly are they? You’ve heard that antioxidants are good for your health, but you may not know why or what they do. Let’s take a closer look at what these compounds are, find popular sources of antioxidants, and learn about …

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Aging Gracefully: What We Can Learn from Celebrities

It’s as if Mother Nature and Father Time sit us all down in a room sometime around age 45 and say, “Look, we can do this the easy way or the hard way. What’s it going to be?”  Are you going to be aging gracefully?  We hope so and OSTEGO can help. The hard way …

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What’s the Difference Between Osteoporosis and Osteopenia?

Is there a difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?  Yes, and it’s that one can lead to another.  But you can take steps to prevent both. Osteoporosis is an incredibly common disease that affects more than 54 million Americans and an estimated 200 million people worldwide. While osteoporosis ultimately results in painful and often deadly symptoms …

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Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis?

Are you having trouble differentiating between Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis? It is crucial to understand that every condition is different from the other, and each of them has its characteristics, signs and symptoms, and requires different treatments. Osteoarthritis is a typical kind of arthritis, which is inflammation and deterioration of joints. It is as a result …

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The Critical Importance of Vital Collagen for Bones and Joints

We all know the bones and joints of the body are super important when it comes to enjoying our favorite activities but did you know how important collagen for bones really is?  Healthy joints and bones allow for comfortable, precise and powerful movement. This is true whether we’re at home or out enjoying a round …

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What is a DEXA scan and Who Should Get One?

Medical terminology can often be confusing and difficult to understand for the average person. For example, do you know the answer to the question “What is a DEXA scan?”  Or  what the results are used for, and whether or not you should have one? Like many medical procedures a DEXA scan is a powerful diagnostic …

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Smoking and Osteoporosis: What You Can Do Today

As you get older, the effects of smoking on your body become more obvious than they used to. Even though many of them are reversible, preventive awareness is highly necessary for making lifestyle-related decisions because smoking and osteoporosis don’t mix well.  At all. Smokers increase their chances of developing osteoporosis regardless of when they acquired …

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Twenty fantastic facts about osteoporosis

20 Facts About Osteoporosis You Need To Know

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones where bone quality and density are reduced over time. The fragility of these bones increases the risk of fracture at the hip, spine, and wrist. A spine fracture can result in deformity through a hump, loss of height, and back pain. One well-known fact about osteoporosis is that …

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A Quick And Painless Lesson On Osteoblasts And Osteoporosis

Unless you have a very specific job, osteoblasts probably don’t come up in conversation much. More than likely, the last time they came to mind was during a biology test years (maybe decades) ago. It’s ok. The information wasn’t necessary until now. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, are at risk for it, or …

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Overcoming an Osteoporosis Diagnosis

Did you recently get an Osteoporosis diagnosis?  Is it something you’ve been dealing with for years, or are you at risk? You are not alone. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 200 million people worldwide have Osteoporosis. Thirty percent of postmenopausal women in Europe and the US have been diagnosed. Out of the 10 …

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