If you have Crohn’s, here’s why you also need to be mindful of your risk of osteoporosis. Understand how the two are linked.
Ever think of your bones in terms of architecture? Well, health professionals do — bone is a living tissue that is constantly breaking down and rebuilding. Diseases that change bone architecture, such as osteoporosis, spell trouble. “In osteoporosis, more bone gets broken down than built up,” explains physical therapist Maribeth Gibbon, PT. “Osteoporosis is a … Read More
Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and easily shatter, can rob us of independence as we age. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis and help us remain active and independent. Myths about calcium, a mineral found in many foods, and vitamin D, absorbed from food and sunshine, are common. Below, … Read More