Calcium plays a huge role in your bone health from helping new bone form to maintaining strong, healthy bones. Its primary role is in making bone hard by improving bone density. Also, in people who are recovering from a fracture or bone injury, calcium comes into play in the later stages of bone healing as your bones recover... Read more
The DXA scan is used to identify people at risk for broken bones and osteoporosis, but the DXA scan only measures one part of bone health – bone density. That’s because a DXA scan hones in on calcium content. Calcium in bone is an inorganic mineral and thus quite weighty. A DXA scan sees weight as a sign of improved bone density,... Read more
Reducing stress is crucial to bone health as well as to our general health. Short-term stress releases chemicals into the bloodstream, and in particular the hormone cortisol, that give the brain and the body a temporary boost. But if stress is prolonged, cortisol starts working against your physical and mental wellbeing.... Read more
Here is a breakdown of some essential stats to know about osteoporosis.
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At one time, bisphosphonates were the gold standard for osteoporosis treatment, but these medications come with a lot of restrictions and gastrointestinal and esophageal issues that some people just can’t handle due to the damage they can cause. In addition to these side effects are the more serious ones like renal damage and... Read more