Osteoporosis and Hip Replacement Surgery

Osteoporosis is a very common condition, affecting more than 25 million Americans. It is especially prominent in women over the age of 50, but 10 to 15 percent of men over 70 are also affected. Characterized by loss of bone density and strength, osteoporosis causes brittle, weak bones that are easily broken. The most common […]

Preventing Osteoporosis

Preventing osteoporosis is way easier than treating it. The good thing about preventing osteoporosis procedure is that they also ensure you a healthy lifestyle, which means an overall healthy body that lives with you with minor maintenance. Preventing osteoporosis depends on several factors, including how old you are now. I know that since you are […]

Osteoporosis Dental Concerns

Osteoporosis dental complications are pretty obvious. Your teeth are supported by your jab bones. If you happen to have osteoporosis your jaw bones become less able to support your teeth. This leads to loose teeth and probably some teeth loss. Dental implants in an osteoporosis patient’s mouth are also prone to be unstable, hence you […]

Update on Osteoporosis and Exercises

I was talking to my dentist, who’s also my sister in law, about my condition and how it was affecting my teeth. In another post I’ll write about what she told me about how osteoporosis affects the dental health, but for now I’ll only mention what she told me about osteoporosis exercises. Anabolism (building metabolism) […]

Benefits of Osteoporosis Exercises

Osteoporosis exercise is a special set of body movements using certain muscles and moving certain joints with calculated levels of resistance. The purpose of osteoporosis exercise is to help osteoporosis patients in two areas: 1. Strengthen their muscles that help in: a. balancing to avoid falls, and b. protect (cushion) the bones from the impact […]

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Symptoms of osteoporosis are mainly consequences of bone density loss. This process; the loss of bone density, is a slow gradual process. Hence, there are no early symptoms of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is one of the “silent thieves” that progress without you noticing their existence. While you are reading this now, if you are above 25 […]

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bones, making them lower in density and mineral composition, and more fragile and susceptible to fractures from low impacts. The micro-architecture of the bones of osteoporosis patients changes in a way that makes it more fragile. 80% of osteoporosis patients are women, most of them are in the menopause, […]