You rely on bones and joints to support your body and help you navigate the world. How do bones grow, and what happens to them over time? A rheumatologist explains.
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?
Incorporating yoga into a regular exercise routine that also includes strength training can be beneficial for those who want to maintain and build bone.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Women’s health specialist Holly L. Thacker, MD, answers this one.
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While you may be more at risk to develop osteoporosis as you get older, the good news is that you can take steps to avoid it.
Talk with your healthcare provider about what you should do, based on your unique medical history.
It’s a fact of life: As you age, your bones become thinner and lose their density. Over time, you become more prone to injury. Fortunately, you can take steps to halt the “thinning” of your bones, called osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis. Start with the tips below from Cleveland Clinic experts. 1. Eat calcium-rich foods In … Read More
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