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
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Have you recently undergone a bone density test or are you planning to schedule a test soon? If so, it’s important you understand what your bone density scores mean. Use our bone density chart to interpret your test results.
According to the World Health Organization, osteoporosis poses a greater disease threat than exceeds that of hypertension (high blood pressure) and breast cancer. Yet, the disease rarely gets the attention it deserves.
Nonetheless, deterioration of the bones and increased risk of fractures is a huge health threat in the Western world, particularly
Two large studies of almost a million people published in the April 2014 issue of the British Medical Journal suggest that while there is no doubt that vitamin D is essential for bone health and cell communication, there is no clear evidence that vitamin D is beneficial against other health
Despite the fact that there are roughly 221,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in American men each year, many of them have no symptoms of the disease.
In these asymptomatic men, the disease is often detected during routine screening with tests such as a digital rectal exam, urinalysis, and
Because vertigo and osteoporosis result from the same underlying cause, the natural remedies for vertigo are almost identical to the osteoporosis natural remedies, involving a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs.
If you have arthritis and/or a previous injury to the spine, you are at risk for spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the space at the center of the spine, in the canals where nerves branch out from the spine, and/or in the space between the vertebrae.
“The narrowing of the
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recently released updates to several of its recommendations for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The campaign aims to help older adults avoid medical treatment that isn’t needed, and/or could potentially cause harm.
“It’s important that older adults have conversations with their doctors
The concerns of osteoporosis for women are well documented, but did you know that men are also at risk for serious fractures due to the condition? Research has shown that 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone during his lifetime due to osteoporosis.
The bone-thinning disease osteoporosis is a concern for many women after age 50. But men can also develop osteoporosis, and there are other risk factors. For example, having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) increases risk, regardless of your age.
Our bones constantly change. In the process of bone turnover, cells called osteoclasts break