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Osteoporosis

Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
May 3, 2019

The best ways to prevent a hip fracture

Worldwide, osteoporosis, or “brittle bone disease” is the leading cause of hip fractures. As we reach our 60s and 70s, our risk of developing osteoporosis naturally increases. And, while nearly 75% of hip fractures occur in women, men are vulnerable too.
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
April 20, 2018

How to prevent osteoporosis

Your bones live through a continuous cycle of growing and reshaping. Old bone cells get broken down, as new ones take their place. When osteoporosis strikes, the growing stops. This condition causes gradual bone loss. So, it’s important to protect your bones and be aware of the possible changes. If you have weak and brittle bones, it means that there’s been a reduction in the quality, strength and density of your bones. The bone disease leads to “porous” bones (bones with holes). This results in an imbalance in the formation of your new bones and the removal of the old…
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
August 13, 2017

What you need to know about osteoporosis

Remember your mother telling you to drink your milk for strong bones and teeth? Was it true? What does science tell us? Today, we unpack the truths and myths of osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of your bones is reduced. Your bones literally “thin” out and become brittle, increasing your risk for bone fractures. But there’s still much confusion about the silent disease. Myth 1: It’s not a common disease. Fact: Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every three seconds. Myth 2:…
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
December 9, 2016

How to beat osteoporosis

Remember your mother telling you to get enough calcium for strong bones and teeth? It’s good advice. Osteoporosis is caused when there’s an imbalance between new bone formation and old bone reabsorption. When you’re an osteoporosis sufferer, your bones literally “thin” out. You lose too much, make too little, or both. Your bones become weaker and more prone to injury, even from a minor fall. Also known as the “silent disease”, osteoporosis mainly affects women. Bone is constantly removed and replaced with new bone, and by the time bone growth peaks, a man’s bone mass is significantly more than a…
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