Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pam Flores's Posts

Top Five Medical Disorders that may Cause Osteoporosis

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may know that one of the secondary causes for bone loss is certain medical disorders.  Below is the most common five that are seen in an osteoporosis diagnosis.  Premature Menopause Estrogen is the main inhibitor of bone resorption.  When estrogen is no longer... Read moreChevron

Bone-Building Calcium From Nuts and Seeds

If you have bone loss you’ll probably look for sources of calcium through your daily diet, since getting calcium this way has fewer side effects.  We’re often reminded to include dairy as a source of calcium, but what if you can’t eat dairy products?  You’ll have to find alternate foods to supply this important... Read moreChevron

Calculating Calcium from Foods

How do you get your daily requirement for calcium?  Do you get your calcium through your diet, or do you take a pill?  Recent studies show that taking too much calcium, through a supplement; can cause heart disease, kidney stones and calcification of the arteries.  If you already have heart problems, no doubt your physician has... Read moreChevron

Top Five Drugs that May Cause Bone Loss

Osteoporosis can be medication-induced, so it’s important to find out which medications can cause this bone architecture problem to protect your bone mineral density, while you can.  If you need to take these medications for serious medical disorders, then just be mindful that this could happen, so you can take action in other ways to... Read moreChevron

Top 4 Low-Impact Weight-Bearing Exercises for Good Bone Health

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), weight bearing exercises are activities that make you move against gravity while staying upright. The NOF recommends 2 ½ hours a week, or more, of this type of exercise to help build strong bones and slow bone loss. If you have physical limitations, and can’t do high-impact... Read moreChevron