According to the National Institutes of Health, osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them more prone to breaks. To determine whether you have osteoporosis, your physician will order a bone mineral density test to take a “snapshot” of your bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis and
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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
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
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 (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,
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
A groundbreaking study shows for the first time that vitamin C actively protects against osteoporosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, this nutrient should be an essential component in your bone health program!