Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life too. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just attempting
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Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to clinical psychologist Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just
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
Osteopenia isn’t as serious as osteoporosis—see our posts defining bone loss test scores of osteoporosis -2.5 or osteoporosis -3.0. But it’s also not easy to detect; there aren’t any obvious osteopenia symptoms.
Certain factors, however, can make you vulnerable to osteopenia, meaning that it’s important to preserve your bone density. Specifically,
You’re always tired but you haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason. You think about embarking on a campaign to get to the bottom of your fatigue, but—sad to say—you don’t have the energy to follow through. Don’t feel bad; even the medical community doesn’t fully understand what causes fatigue.
Sleep disorders can be caused by internal factors, such as medical problems, or by external factors, such as stressful situations. Some sleep disorders affect your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others disrupt the structure of your sleep.
The most common sleep disorders by far are insomnia and
Many people are familiar with the term osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones become weak and brittle. But what is osteopenia? Osteopenia is the term used to describe a state of low bone-mineral density that’s not as severe as osteoporosis but that can lead to osteoporosis in some people.
Hip fracture is a major cause of disability in women. A third of women over age 70 who fracture a hip will die in the subsequent year, usually of pulmonary or cardiac complications of bed rest, and many more will lose their independence as a result, so it’s absolutely critical
Osteoporosis is termed the “silent disease” because there really aren’t any symptoms until you have a broken bone. Take our quiz to find out if you’re at risk for bone loss.