Some health conditions – the common cold, for instance, or a pulled muscle – have little or no relation to what you eat every day. Others are inextricably entwined with diet and nutrition; and bone loss falls into this latter camp. Family history or other factors may make you prone to osteoporosis, but eating certain foods can definitely increase bone srength. How can what you eat impact continued good bone health?
Calcium, calcium, calcium… vitamin D. When it comes to strong bones, it’s pretty straightforward: calcium and vitamin D are the linchpins of a bone-healthy diet.
But it’s not as simple as drinking three glasses of milk a day. Growing up, that’s what responsible moms, bombarded regularly with messages from both the government and the dairy industry, insisted on for their kids.
But these days, concerns around cholesterol and lactose intolerance, as well as interest in vegetarian and vegan diets, mean a high-dairy...
The first time I remember having a Migraine attack was when I was six-years-old. At the time, I didn’t realize what it was. There were these spots floating around in my vision that I couldn’t see through. Then my head started hurting so badly that I began crying. Crying just made it worse. It was a summer day, and the light coming through the window in my bedroom hurt my eyes, so I closed the curtains and buried my face in my pillow. I couldn’t stay that way long because I needed to vomit. My father brought a large bowl from the kitchen so I didn’t have to get up. Vividly, I remember him wiping my face with a cold cloth and gently rubbing my back until I fell asleep. My mother had these “headaches,” too. At the age of six, I didn’t really understand them, but I knew my mother would sometimes be in bed with her headaches for days. My parents have told me that the pediatrician said I was “high-strung” and had Migraines li...
Transplant - bone marrow; Stem cell transplant; Hematopoietic stem cell transplant; Reduced intensity, nonmyeloablative transplant; Mini transplant; Allogenic bone marrow transplant; Autologous bone marrow transplant; Umbilical cord blood transplant
A bone marrow transplant may cause the following symptoms:
Drop in blood pressure
Shortness of breath
Funny taste in the mouth
Possible complications of a bone marrow transplant depend on many things, including:
The disease you are being treated for
If you had chemotherapy or radiation before the bone marrow transplant
Your overall health
How good of a match your donor was
The type of bone marrow transplant you received (autologous, allogeneic, or umbilical cord blood)
Complications can include:
Infections, which can be very serious
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