If left untreated, high calcium levels can lead to bone and kidney problems and hypertension. Here’s what you need to know about hypercalcemia.
Male osteoporosis is more common than we think, says family medicine doctor Donald Ford, MD. Here’s the best way to prevent it.
When dairy products don’t agree with you, how can you get enough calcium in your diet? Discover which foods can boost your intake of this key mineral.
Talk with your healthcare provider about what you should do, based on your unique medical history.
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Dairy products are an important part of the diet because in addition to providing carbohydrate, protein, and sometimes fat, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.
Kids are busy at work and play — and sometimes, they don’t want to stop to get a drink. Parents often need to make sure their children drink enough fluids. Here are the best and worst beverages for your child’s health.
If you don’t get enough calcium from your diet, your body can compensate by borrowing it from your bones. This can make your bones weak and brittle over time. However, a simple blood test can detect this condition, called hyperparathyroidism.
Looking for a healthy balance? Registered dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, provides tips for adding maca — a nutritionally dense Peruvian root — to your diet.
Milk is good for bones, but what if your child won’t drink it – or can’t due to lactose intolerance? Learn how to make sure your child gets enough calcium and builds strong bones, milk or no milk.
Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More