Losing your period can be one part of the Female Athlete Triad, a potentially serious syndrome of three interrelated conditions of health risk factors.
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.
While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of bone density, researchers are still looking for the reason why.
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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.
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.
In addition to damaging your lungs, tobacco use is a significant contributor to pain throughout the body. Find out if smoking is hurting you more than you know.
A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.
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