Tag: increase bone density

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

How to Increase Bone Density with Drugs, Nutrition, and Exercise

How to Increase Bone Density with Drugs, Nutrition, and Exercise

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 to increase bone density,

Yoga for Chronic Low-Back Pain

Low-back pain is very common and something that most people will experience at least once in their lives. For some people, low-back or lumbar spine pain can become chronic—lasting months or longer. Opioid medications can be effective in reducing pain, but it’s now very clear that opioids are highly addictive,

Staying Independent in Older Age

Independence is important to older adults. Eighty-eight percent of individuals over the age of 65 want to stay in their own homes for as long as they can, according to a recent AARP survey, and an estimated 93 percent of Medicare enrollees 65 and older are following through on that

Help Your Bones, Hurt Your Jaw?

Your bones are your body’s framework—and for many, the bone-building drugs bisphosphonates ensure a sound foundation against the impact of osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates, including the oral drugs alendronate (Fosamax®), risedronate (Actonel®) and ibandronate (Boniva®), and the intravenously (IV) administered zoledronic acid (Reclast®), have been shown to reduce the risk for fracture

Daily Yoga to Improve Bone Health

The body, mind and breathing practices of yoga improve flexibility and balance, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles, among other benefits. New research suggests that it may also increase bone density. In a study published in the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation (November 2015), 227 volunteers performed a routine

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