Step Up Your Exercise for Your Bones
There are many benefits to being physically active. For older women, one of those benefits may run as deep as the bones.
What Could Sodium Mean for the Bones?
As women grow older, they are often at greater risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Their diets may also play a part in their risk of bone fracture.
Rx Tag-Team Works Better for Weak Bones
When one medicine doesn't help postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, doctors might recommend another. But if the second doesn't strengthen bones, what happens then? Taking them together might do the trick.
A Bone to Pick with IBS
With certain stomach and intestinal tract conditions, weak bones can result. The same holds true for patients with abnormal bowel movements.
Ladies Not Taking Brittle Bone Rx
Many women haven’t been taking their prescriptions to treat bone loss from their osteoporosis. Money may not have anything to do with the lack of following doctor’s orders.
Bone Loss Rx May Slow Bone Growth
After menopause, many women need treatment for bone loss due to osteoporosis. But a medication that prevents bone loss may also have the side effect of inhibiting bone growth.
Two Birds, One Scan
CT scans are a pretty common tool in modern medicine. So it would be pretty neat if docs could also screen for bone loss by looking at a CT scan that was done for another health condition.
Smoking is Bad for Bone Health
Osteoporosis is often regarded as a disease of old age. But the path to osteoporosis may start much earlier in life, especially for girls who smoke or show signs of depression.
Kids' Tummy Fat Makes for Weaker Bones
Being "big boned" as a kid is one thing. But having big bones doesn't mean the bones are strong and dense.
Extra Vitamins Don't Always Fill the Void
Weaker bones that come with menopause might spur some women to load up on calcium and vitamin D. But supplements might not be enough to protect bones and prevent fractures.