Category: Osteoporosis

Osteopathy 0

Osteopathy

Originating in the 19th century in the USA, osteopathy is a natural therapy in which a practitioner manipulates the musculo-skeletal system in order to treat imbalance in the body and disease. A common misconception...

Osteoporosis and Bone Health 0

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Imagine the internal structure of bone as being like the wood foundation of a house. The process of osteoporosis is similar to what happens during a termite infestation of a home’s foundation, whereby termites...

Rib Repair – Doctor Interview 0

Rib Repair – Doctor Interview

First of all, how do doctors generally treat rib fractures? Dr. Mayberry: Most physicians and the public, in general, believe rib fractures heal on their own within six to eight weeks. But, when I...

Conventional Treatments for Osteoporosis 0

Conventional Treatments for Osteoporosis

In the past, the usual recommendation for preventing and treating osteoporosis has been hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In the USA, pre-menopausal women can still use HRT (or HT, hormone therapy) to prevent osteoporosis. However,...

Diagnosing Osteoporosis 0

Diagnosing Osteoporosis

As always, the more information you have, the easier it is to make informed choices about what you need to do to keep yourself healthy and well. Checking for the risk of osteoporosis is...

Gelatin For Joint Pain 0

Gelatin For Joint Pain

Gelatin in concentrated amounts may have a positive effect on joint pain and stiffness in athletes, according to a study conducted at Ball State University by Dr. David Pearson, coordinator of the university’s Human...

Bone Scanner 0

Bone Scanner

An estimated 25 million American women either have or are at-risk for getting osteoporosis. Many people don’t even know they have the disease. Now, a lightweight, easy-to-use test helps doctors identify more people with...

Osteoporosis Similar to Multiple Myeloma? 0

Osteoporosis Similar to Multiple Myeloma?

Martien Atkins was a 67-year-old grandmother who began to have pain in the bones, compression fractures in the spine and ribs and a loss of height and weight. The symptoms pointed to osteoporosis, a...

Dr Q&A on Men & Osteoporosis 0

Dr Q&A on Men & Osteoporosis

How widespread is osteoporosis among men? Dr. Silverman: Osteoporosis occurs not only in women but men and children as well. If we judge our number of fractures by extreme old age, one in three...

Spinal Cement Q&A 0

Spinal Cement Q&A

Do spinal fractures happen as a result of osteoporosis frequently? Dr. Zoarski: Osteoporotic compression fractures are a common problem particularly in elderly patients and particularly in women. Why do heart transplants or transplant patients...

Bone Cement to Treat Bone Fractures 0

Bone Cement to Treat Bone Fractures

Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans each year. The condition causes brittle bones, which often results in painful fractures. Now doctors are using something known as “bone cement” to patch the problem. It’s...

Treatment for Spine Fractures 0

Treatment for Spine Fractures

Nearly 1 million osteoporosis patients suffer from fractures of the spine each year. The injuries are painful and often limit mobility. Traditional treatment includes bed rest and a brace, but a new procedure helps...

Protect Yourself against Osteoporosis 0

Protect Yourself against Osteoporosis

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a public health concern for around 44 million Americans. Ten million have it, and an estimated 34 million have low bone mass — a risk factor...

Your risk factors for osteoporosis 0

Your risk factors for osteoporosis

Ten million people have osteoporosis … 80 percent of them are women. But the disease can be almost entirely prevented with healthy habits. Are you at risk? Several factors could determine your fate. Are...

Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis 0

Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Osteoarthritis Also known as osteoarthrosis, degenerative arthritis, and degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is a gradual wearing down of cartilage – the firm, elastic tissue that connects bones with muscles and protects the joints. This...

Osteoporosis 0

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease in which bones gradually lose mass, become less dense, and weaken over time. This increases the risk for bone fractures, which can impair mobility or lead to severe consequences...

Vitamin D Deficiencies – Osteoporosis and Others 0

Vitamin D Deficiencies – Osteoporosis and Others

Osteoporosis Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to the development of osteoporosis. A 2006 multinational study of 2,600 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis found that 64 percent of the participants had insufficient blood levels of vitamin...