Men: Don’t Let Osteoporosis Weaken Your Bones

It’s common knowledge that osteoporosis, a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and bones to break, affects women. But did you know that 1.5 million men older than age 65 have osteoporosis — and another 3.5 million are at risk?

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What Women Need to Know About Their Bones (Video)

Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about how young women should give more thought to their bone health, and much earlier in life, than many actually do. If you’re in this camp, maybe you’re not aware that you can grow bone density all the way up to ages 25 to 30! To maximize bone growth, get plenty of calcium and vitamin D — milk is one obvious source — and exercise.

Crohn’s and Bones: Avoid Osteoporosis Risk

If you have Crohn’s disease, you are more at risk for low bone mineral density, or osteoporosis. This means your chance of breaking your bones is much greater. The good news is there are ways to prevent this, including simple vitamin and mineral supplements. But first, your doctor needs to determine if these are right … Read More

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Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

Nine million Americans use smokeless tobacco.  Users are often under the impression that smokeless tobacco is “safer” than inhaled alternatives.  The truth is, there are 28 cancer-causing toxins in smokeless products. What is it, and what are its effects? Smokeless tobacco is not burned.  Most people chew or suck the tobacco in their mouth and … Read More

Find Out If You Are At Risk For Osteoporosis

Bone loss can occur in men and women at any age. When bone density or bone quality is reduced, the skeletal structure becomes fragile. This can lead to an increased risk of fractures, which occur most often in the spine, hip and wrist. When this occurs, you may be diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone … Read More