Tag: brittle bones

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

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

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

Gluten-Free Foods: Some Are Healthy, but Others Are Not

Gluten-free (GF) foods are a multimillion-dollar industry. Almost every grocery store has a wide assortment of GF products, including bread, pasta, crackers, snacks, and desserts. If you have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), going GF is the only way to prevent symptoms, which include abdominal pain,

Rheumatoid Arthritis Puts Bones at Risk

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

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