Doctors believed many decades ago that vitamin D was good only for healthy bones and teeth, but research has since proven otherwise. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms now have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University
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What does “osteoporosis -2.5” mean? To answer that question, we start with bone density scans, sometimes referred to as bone densitometry or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA, also written as DXA). Such scans have become an increasingly popular testing modality as more than 10 million adults in the United States alone
As women age, bone loss and fracture risk accelerate, and we need to take a proactive role in protecting ourselves. One of the best ways to build and maintain bone mass is to consume adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in our daily meals.
Aim for 1,200 milligrams (mg) of
One in three women over age 50 suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes fragile bones, according to a report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in October 2013. Although osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms, it raises the risk of a bone fracture, which can be painful
The Female Athlete Triad: The Connection Between Low Energy, Menstrual Irregularities, and Low Bone Mass
Low energy, menstrual dysfunction, and poor bone health are collectively called the female athlete triad, and they can put you at risk for bone-related injuries.
Weight training, aerobics, stability balls, Zumba? The problem for middle-aged and older women is not the availability of exercise programs; it’s finding the right one.
“Before starting any vigorous exercise program, make sure you don’t have health issues that would make it dangerous,” says Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USAT,
Fibromyalgia symptoms may respond to vitamin D supplementation
People who suffer from the chronic pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements, according to a study published in the February 2014 issue of the journal PAIN. Since there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, treatment focuses on
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion