According to research published online January 1, 2014 in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new drug called romosozumab may offer hope for the treatment of osteoporosis. The drug works by freeing the body’s ability to stimulate bone production by blocking signals that naturally inhibit bone formation. According to
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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,
If you’ve been feeling bone pain, your doctor may take one look at that stiff, swollen joint or that loss of motion and suspect that what you’ve got is the inevitable onset of age-related osteoarthritis (OA) or the autoimmune disorder that leads to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
But to refine that diagnosis,
Exercise helps create strong muscles and muscle groups, which affect almost every system of the body. Muscles and muscle groups also help combat common health conditions (such as arthritis and back pain), help regulate blood pressure, contribute to bone health and body composition (the balance of lean and fat), increases
Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman’s concern but it also affects a lot of men. As many as one-half of postmenopausal women and one and five older men are at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures.
The risk of this bone-thinning disease increases with age. At the time of menopause, women
What if you knew a common treatment approach has been shown to actually increase the risk of bone fractures? That is almost as sad as the antidepressant drugs having increased risk of suicide as one of their side effects.