Tag: low bone mass
Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet
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
Whether you’re one of the estimated 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy products due to unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms, or you simply avoid dairy as a dietary preference, it’s still important to meet your calcium recommendations. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy bones, as well
When it comes to disease prevention, many people worry about heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, but rarely do people consider preventing a debilitating disease in their bones. Yet, the health of our bones should be…
Calcium Supplements Safe for Heart
Calcium intake is not linked to heart attack or risk of cardiovascular disease-related events, research shows. Along with vitamin D, calcium is known to benefit osteoporosis and low bone mass, which together affect almost 60 million Americans. Still, several studies have found negative cardiovascular effects related
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
Osteoarthritis Patients Undertreated, Underdiagnosed.
Despite the number of osteoporosis (OA) drugs available to help prevent fracture, millions of OA patients are underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to a recent study by Sundeep Khosla, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Elizabeth Shane, MD, of Columbia University, New York. While there is
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
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.