Osteoporosis is an insidious illness that sneaks up on you. Studies suggest that about 50 percent of women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture related to bone loss. And each year, approximately 80,000 men have a hip fracture. … Read More
A DEXA scan (also written as DXA scan) is what health professionals call dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. A test that measures the strength of your bones as you age, a DEXA scan is necessary for certain individuals because the body manufactures bone less efficiently as we get older.
Research suggests that not … Read More
It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?" Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts with an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active, … Read More
The diagnosis of osteoporosis—or warning-level osteopenia—may cause you to frantically search for information on how to increase bone density. The answer may be as simple as the food you eat and your activity level. Of course, your physician can prescribe a drug when you ask how … Read More
Bone resorption testing is becoming known as an accurate and inexpensive way to measure the rate of bone loss. Many integrative physicians now see these labs, such as the urine NTX or the serum CTX test, as invaluable in evaluating osteoporosis, since they can identify excessive bone loss before too … Read More
Are you currently losing bone at an accelerated rate? Bone loss is much easier to prevent than to reverse, so wouldn’t you rather start treatment before you have actual bone loss? Or, if you already know you have low bone density and are trying to improve your bone health, how … Read More
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high at 50 percent. And while any fracture is serious when it occurs late in life, a broken hip is particularly serious and occurs in 7% of women after menopause.
There is no doubt that breaking a … Read More
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 … Read More
Are you a man who’s been getting shorter but wider as … Read More
Research shows that alkalinizing your body is an effective osteoporosis and osteopenia treatment. But, what does this mean and how can this be accomplished using natural remedies?
First, you have to know why your body … Read More