Calcium is needed by the body for a variety of reasons. It’s important to build strong bones and teeth and is needed for proper nerve function. Deficiencies in calcium can result in osteoporosis, poor blood clotting, and rickets. On the other hand, although it’s rare, over-retention can cause impaired kidney function, hypercalcemia, and decreased absorption of other [...]
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There are a number of reasons people can suffer from osteoporosis. For instance, a person’s diet may be deficient in calcium or magnesium, or they may consume too much phosphorus or not get enough vitamin D. As people age their bodies are often less able to absorb calcium too. Some doctors also point out that dairy products are not the [...]
Recently, there has been news that osteoporosis drug manufacturers may be exaggerating osteoporosis drug benefits and downplaying risks. Drugs such as Actonel, Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa, and most recently Reclast, have been regularly prescribed by doctors to protect women against bone loss. In fact, osteoporosis drugs may be the most prescribed drugs in America, and while the drugs [...]
Osteoporosis drugs are one of the most prescribed drugs in America, and, it is estimated, approximately 44 million Americans either have osteopenia (thinning bones that lead to osteoporosis) or osteoporosis (weakening of the bones or brittle bones). However, osteoporosis is not a part of natural aging, and there are things you can do to prevent it. One of [...]
As people age, they are usually less able to absorb calcium and that can be part of the reason why a person develops osteoporosis. If you have or want to avoid osteoporosis, there are several other factors that increase or decrease calcium absorption. These are
I love tomatoes, and I eat them often, even though I’m slightly allergic to them. Now I’ve discovered there are even more reasons to love them. According to a 2002 study, researchers at the University of Toronto who performed studies on lycopene claim it may have what it takes to put a stop to osteoporosis. If your [...]
If your doctor told you, you have osteopenia, you may be wondering just what that means? Osteopenia means your bone mineral density (BMD) is lower than normal, but it is not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis, and BMD is the mineral measurement that indicates the strength of your bones. A diagnosis of osteopenia also means you [...]
Boron has been in the news lately, and according to Health Canada, it is possibly an essential trace mineral and one needed by the body to prevent osteopenia, osteoporosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Osteopenia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis are connected in that bone loss occurs in all three, which can lead to broken bones, a loss of independence, and life threatening complications.
If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or have osteoporosis, you may want to make sure you’re eating a calcium-rich diet. However, to get calcium you don’t have to consume just milk products. There are plenty of vegetables, fish, fruits, nuts, and legumes that have calcium.
To ensure you build bone density and to maintain strong healthy bones, do these ten things: