Many people confuse osteoporosis with arthritis and mistakenly believe it is safe to wait for symptoms such as swelling and joint pain to occur before seeing a doctor. However, arthritis is entirely different from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is quite advanced before symptoms appear.
All too often, osteoporosis becomes apparent in dramatic fashion: A fracture of a vertebra (backbone), hip, forearm, or any bony site if sufficient bone mass is lost. These fractures frequently occur after...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis.Steroids.Sedentary lifestyle.Being low on vitamin D. All are risk factors for developing osteoporosis. Although... Read more »
My mother has always been a big proponent of calcium supplements. She had me swallowing those green pills in elementary school and was... Read more »
Since osteoporosis primarily affects women, men at risk are often overlooked. Thus, male osteoporosis tends to be diagnosed later and at a... Read more »