Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from
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Almost any list of the most commonly reported pain conditions places back pain at or near the top. In a National Institute of Health Statistics survey regarding the most common types of pain, 27 percent of the respondents mentioned back pain first.
Risk Factors for Back Pain
Back pain does not discriminate.
We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
Back pain has a wide range of presentations and causes. Pain differs widely from person to person for reasons that are puzzling. This makes back pain one of the most challenging conditions for both the patient and healthcare provider.
Some individuals feel a constant ache across their lower back when
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by deterioration of bone tissue that results in compromised bone strength.
“In simpler terms, osteoporosis is loss of bone mass and bone density,” says Dorothy Fink, MD, an endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.
The main health risk associated with osteoporosis is bone fracture,
Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
To keep things in perspective, however, it is also one of the most survivable cancers:
Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.
Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding
Bisphosphonate drugs, such as alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva) and zoledronic acid (Reclast), are proven to combat bone loss and fractures in people with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. However, prolonged use of the drugs can alter the composition of bone, making it more brittle—and vulnerable to a rare but serious form
According to research published online January 1, 2014 in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new drug called romosozumab may offer hope for the treatment of osteoporosis. The drug works by freeing the body’s ability to stimulate bone production by blocking signals that naturally inhibit bone formation. According to
Doctors have at their disposal a broad array of arthritis medications: some fast-acting and widely used, some that run the risk of dependence. Your prescription will depend on the severity of your condition.
The first tier in the drug pharmacopeia available is called “the first line” of available arthritis medications. They’re