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 [...]
If you want to do everything you can to prevent osteoporosis or if you want lessen its effects, here’s a few great tips to make sure your bones remain as strong as possible.
Exercise. This is one of the best ways to stave off osteoporosis. Choose strength training exercises, such as weight lifiting, because they’ll help [...]