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How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it's important to know … Read More

Heartburn? It Could Be Caused by a Hiatal Hernia

The diaphragm is a large muscle that separates your chest and abdominal cavity. The diaphragm contains an opening called the hiatus, through which your esophagus passes to connect to the stomach. In some people, especially those who are overweight, over age 50, or who smoke, the stomach bulges up through … Read More

Anemia Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anemia is a common blood disorder caused by any number of factors, including iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, pregnancy, infection, autoimmune disorders, genetics, chronic disease, chemotherapy, or congenital abnormalities. Depending on the type you’re diagnosed with, anemia causes the reduction in the amount or dysfunction of red blood cells in your … Read More

Don’t Ignore the Health Hazards of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely prescribed classes of medications in the United States. Many people take drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex to control symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. What DOES A PPI treat? PPIs block the secretion of gastric acid. … Read More

Stomach Problems Linked with Osteoporosis Symptoms

Do you often experience upset stomach, indigestion, cramping or constipation? Do you frequently take heartburn medications? Have you recently been prescribed antibiotics? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you might be at increased risk for bone disease. The truth is that stomach health is directly linked … Read More

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