osteoporosis risk factors

Bone Density Chart: Understand Your Bone Density Scores

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. That’s why it’s so critical to undergo bone density … Read More

What Is a DEXA Scan?

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 … Read More

Perfect Your Posture for Better Spine Health

As you get older, several factors can cause a rounding of your upper back and a hunched posture. Known as “dowager’s hump,” the condition is officially called kyphosis, and it’s thought to affect as many as 40 percent of older adults. It isn't clear what causes kyphosis, but arthritis of … Read More

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