Category - osteoporosis

19
May

7 Common Meds That Increase Your Risk of Breaking a Bone

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk …

28
Nov

Important Facts about Falling and How To Prevent Falls

It’s winter and that means slippery ice on the ground in many parts of the country… So it’s time to think about how to prevent falls more often than usual. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. …

22
Aug

Solar Eclipse and Bone Health

Wasn’t the solar eclipse amazing? Once in our lifetime the USA could see the moon came between the earth and the sun… and slowly the sun (or part of it depending on where you stood) disappeared. You might not have known about the solar eclipse if it weren’t for the news. And you learned that …

22
Aug

The Estrogen Fix and Your Bones

Most people don’t think about their bones much until they break or ache. Unlike our teeth, our bones are buried beneath our skin, muscles, and fat. Like so many other parts of a woman’s body, bones have a close relationship with estrogen and have an estrogen window.   The bones are where the body stores …

13
Jul

Glucosamine, Exercise and Menopause Symptoms

Are you suffering from arthritis? Worried about diabetes? In or around menopause? The June issue of Menopause had new information about glucosamine, a common over-the-counter supplement.   First of all, arthritis and arthritic pain is extremely common. It affects over 40 million people in the United States and over 350 million people worldwide. Most people …

15
May

How to Escape Hot Flash Hell

Are hot flashes waking you up at night? Are they embarrassing you at work in front of coworkers? Do they cause you anxiety, distress or loss of focus? You are not alone! Hot flashes are the second most common symptom of menopause (after irregular bleeding). They are caused when your body wants to let off …

23
May

Get the Facts on FRAX

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk.   If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the …

24
Jul

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis or thinning of the bones that leads to compromised bone strength is the most common bone disorder affecting humans. It affects 28 million Americans and 80% of them are women. About half of Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians and 38% of African-Americans have bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis. I think it’s one of …

29
Oct

High Heels Health Tips

The women’s shoe industry is nearly $40 billion annually. Women love shopping for them. But the pleasure of that cute new pair may not be worth it. A recent article offered experts opinions on the down-side of high heels. High heels can cause pain and injury to your feet, legs and back. The high heels …

25
Sep

Exercise Your Hip Pain Away

Hip pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. But PBS fitness expert Suzanne Andrews has some simple tips to help you relieve your pains and get you on the way to a more pain free life. Many people think that with painful joints you have to avoid exercise. But getting immobile just makes …

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