Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain and disability, affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States alone. It is a degenerative disease that begins with deterioration of the cartilage in synovial joints. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between
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According to the World Health Organization, osteoporosis poses a greater disease threat than that of hypertension (high blood pressure) and breast cancer. Yet, the factors behind what causes osteoporosis rarely get the attention they deserve.
Nonetheless, deterioration of the bones and increased risk of fractures is a huge health threat in the Western
Over the years, several studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean region. It is hypothesized that the traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables…
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, causing pain and disability in approximately 30 million people in the U.S. alone. It is a degenerative disease beginning with deterioration of cartilage in the synovial joints, often progressing to affect the whole joint. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between
The FDA has issued a warning that has the potential of affecting millions of people considering the fact that between 2005 and 2009, more than 150 million bisphosphonate prescriptions were dispensed…
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
One-third of older adults fall each year and that number continues to rise. A new study found that over a recent 12-year period, the rate of self-reported falls among seniors has climbed almost 30 percent.
Some common factors related to falls include dizziness from cardiovascular and psychiatric medications, impaired vision