Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is changed. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as either a bone mineral density 2.5 standard deviations below peak bone mass (20-year-old person standard) as measured by DEXA or any fragility fracture. While treatment modalities are ...
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Hip Fractures in the Elderly
... Falls are common, often dreaded events in the lives of older people. Aside from the obvious injuries and even death that may result, falling can cause wide-ranging consequences, including loss of inde...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Kyphoplasty
... What is kyphoplasty? Kyphoplasty is a technique for treating vertebral compression fractures, small breaks in the thick mass of bone that makes up the front part of the vertebra, called the vertebral ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Kyphoplasty for Certain Types of Spinal Compression Fractures
... Every 45 seconds in the United States, a vertebra in someone’s spine fractures. Most fractures occur in post-menopausal women, but can occur in older men as well, and are caused almost exclusively by ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Surgical Treatment of  Vertebral Compression Fractures
... Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease caused by a depletion of calcium and other minerals in the bones. This results in a loss of bone mass and a thinning of the bones, making them fragile and more l...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: Treatments for Fractured Vertebrae
... What is vertebroplasty? Vertebroplasty is a technique for treating vertebral compression fractures, small breaks in the thick mass of bone that makes up the front part of the vertebra, called the vert...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need To Know About Calcitonin Injections
... What is calcitonin? Calcitonin is a natural hormone produced by cells in the thyroid gland. Calcitonin controls the level of calcium in the blood and assists the body in absorbing calcium into bones. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need To Know About Fosamax For Osteoporosis
... What is Fosamax? Fosamax is the brand name for alendronate sodium. Fosamax is prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis (thinning of bone) in women after menopause. It is most commonly prescribed t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Fractures are the most frequent and serious complication of osteoporosis. They often occur in your spine or hips — bones that directly support your weight. Hip fractures usually result from a fa...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), increasingly referred to as hormone therapy (HT), is the best-known way to prevent osteoporosis in women. But not all effects of HRT are positive. Taking HRT as a co...
Source: MayoClinic

Self-care
... These suggestions may help you relieve symptoms and maintain your independence if you have osteoporosis: Maintain good posture. Good posture — which involves keeping your head held high, chin in...
Source: MayoClinic

Osteoporosis
... A generalized, progressive diminution in bone tissue mass(i.e., a reduced amount of bone) causing weakness of skeletal strength, even though the ratio of mineral to organic elements is unchanged in th...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Breast Cancer
... The decrease in hormones that occurs soon after menopause can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, but the long term effects of hormonal loss can produce devastating (and potentially life threate...
Source: HealthWorld

Caffeine, Sugar and Bone Loss
... Did you know that osteoporosis is now considered a pediatric disease? Did you ever suspect that soft drinks were unhealthy for you or your kids, but had no hard data to back it up? Well, now you do! I...
Source: HealthWorld

Healthy Bones
... Osteoporosis is a clinical condition which is characterized by a high susceptibility to bone fracture. It is due to excessive bone loss and decreased bone density. The "disease" occurs most commonly i...
Source: HealthWorld

The Prevention of Post-menopausal Osteoporosis
... Osteoporosis in women following menopause is one of our most serious health problems. It frequently leads to hip fractures and death due to complications. Many risk factors contribute to its developme...
Source: HealthWorld

Menopause and Bone Health
... Menopause represents a major transition period in the lives of most women. That is why it is called the "change of life." Women experience a decreased production of sex hormones by the ovaries, and m...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis - What You Eat Affects Your Bones
... The Hippocratic Oath In the practice of medicine one basic principle stands out: What you eat has a major influence on your health. That principle is so simple and so logical that it is surprising the...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis
... Osteoporosis is a major health problem that affects more than 25 million Americans. Persons with osteoporosis suffer from a loss in bone mass and bone strength. Their bones become weak and brittle whi...
Source: HealthWorld

Women''s Health: Osteoporosis
... Osteoporosis is a major health problem that affects about one fourth of women over the age of 60. Persons with osteoporosis suffer from a loss in bone mass and bone strength. Their bones become weak a...
Source: HealthWorld

Exercise and Osteoporosis: A Primer on Tomorrow''s Therapy
... Perhaps the worst health epidemic in this country is one that few people recognize as an epidemic at all. It will affect more people than heart disease, stroke, or cancer. One in every two women over...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis
... This book does not primarily focus on how to use homeopathic medicines but instead provides information on various natural health strategies to treat common ailments. WARNING: This book is a lighthear...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis & Other Physical Changes
... One of the most serious consequences of postmenopausal aging is the development of osteoporosis. In fact, osteoporosis is a major health problem affecting more than 25 million older Americans, 90 perc...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteoporosis
... Osteoporosis, which means "porous bone," is a bone-thinning disease that has affected over 200 million people worldwide. It has been called the "silent disease" because it comes on with few or no warn...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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