October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. It can be a killer disease but you ‘can’t tell by looking,’ as many people believe. Do you know if you are at risk?
Osteoporosis has been dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because so few signs are visible. A report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) calls for more attention to be paid to recognise the signs of such fractures by doctors.
A link has been made between a diet high in animal protein and a loss in bone density in older women. So could changing your diet but adding bioidentical progesterone and an osteoporosis supplement could improve your bone health and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
Thought of as an older persons problem, osteoporosis is now a threat to the younger generation and it is their diet that could be to blame.
New research agrees with earlier FDA warnings about potential side-effects from bisphosphonate based osteoporosis drugs.
Bioidentical progesterone helps build bone, but it is not generally realised that men too are at risk from osteoporosis.
The same two-pronged approach can help both moods and maintaining and building strong, healthy bones.
One of the delights of my job is hearing from experts in the field of bioidentical hormones. Dame Dr Shirley is one of the most experienced practitioners worldwide and comments on a new report in The Times.
It can be a killer disease but you ‘can’t tell by looking’ as many people believe. Do you know if you are at risk?
There are a number of suggestions for helping bones to heal including bioidentical natural hormones, herbs and supplements, but this one from scientists at the University of Florida could be the strangest yet.