Articles for topic: Osteoporosis
The ‘Silent Killer’ may not show you any symptoms, but your dentist might be aware of it before you are. If you have osteoporosis then you are more at risk from tooth loss.
Building strong healthy bones is down to good nutrition, good progesterone levels and lifestyle factors. Women may do fine on the first two, but smoking increases their risk. It was nearly 20 years ago that the risk factor between cigarettes, osteoporosis and bone fractures was first identified. What was not known until now is how […]
Teenagers starting to use oral contraception may be putting their long-term bone health at risk.
Many women suffer from underactive thyroid, but a common drug taken to relieve it can have serious effects on bone strength according to a recent study for the British Medical Journal.
Following a previous article on the benefits of taking a ‘holiday’ from such drugs there are now two new concerns.
With osteoporosis your bones become fragile and brittle and so are easily broken. As more severe bone loss occurs, then even minor accidents can result in fractures, most frequently in the spine, wrist, hip and pelvis.