Hormones and Osteoporosis: How Hormones Affect Your Bones

The Osteoporosis Wheel

Hormones and Osteoporosis Only Part of the Connection Osteoporosis is hardly ever caused by just one thing. This is true for many diseases. There are usually many factors that contribute to the condition of high bone porosity known as osteoporosis, and one of these factors is hormones. That is why hormones and osteoporosis are most commonly linked … [Read more...]

Pain Management and Osteoporosis

Pain Management and Osteoporosis

What we are learning from the links between pain management and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis manifests itself for one or both of the following reasons: an individual is not putting enough load on the body, or, the individual is not absorbing enough nutrients and minerals into the body for use in building bone. Neither of the two reasons are necessarily affiliated with … [Read more...]

Top 5 Osteoporosis Priorities

Here is a list of the top 5 osteoporosis priorities for anyone who learns that they have this condition: 1. Understand your DXA scan sheet A better understanding of the situation is at the top of the list for the top 5 osteoporosis priorities. Frequent physician will order a DXA scan, and send patients to a lab for the scan to be completed. Once receiving the results … [Read more...]

Osteogenic Loading

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Osteogenic Loading is a new drug free method for increasing bone density, here is how it works. How Osteogenic Loading Works Recently the Osteoporosis Institute published an infographic on bone health that looked at different methods for preventing or treating osteoporosis (LINKED HERE). In the graphic, we touched on Osteogenic Loading as a newer method/modality for … [Read more...]

Uniqueness of a Fosamax Fracture

Individuals who take bisphosphonate medications, such as Fosamax still have a risk of a fracture… A Fosamax fracture. Recently, the medical community has been discussing the uniqueness of bone fracture with individuals who take bisphosphonate medications for osteoporosis. These observations have brought some to the conclusion that the mechanisms of bisphosphonate … [Read more...]

Obesity and Osteoporosis

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Dispelling the myth that overweight and obese people have a bone mass density advantage It is becoming less frequent that one can see articles about how osteopenia and osteoporosis are diseases that are more likely in individuals who are slight in frame. Well-established research for over 100 years has shown that additional axial mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal … [Read more...]

Preventing a Fall Can Prevent a Fracture

Bone fracture rates are on the rise in the United Kingdom, and care is unable to keep up with the trend The Department of Health in the United Kingdom is calling for action to be taken to decrease falls that result in fracture to prevent huge increases in cost to National Health Services. a report from Age UK and the National Osteoporosis Society states that health … [Read more...]

Is Osteoporosis a Disease?

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Recent observations in functional medicine indicate many disease classifications have lifestyle causes, as opposed to viral or bacterial causes. So is osteoporosis a disease? One of the most common research mistakes is confusing correlation with causation. A researcher will look at two events that occur together and draw the conclusion that one causes the other, when … [Read more...]

Women and Exercise for Bone Density Generation

Exercise can often be the best way to treat many adverse physical conditions, however for bone health, finding the right exercise may be difficult   Often, women engage in resistance training to improve their health, but almost as often are limited by the safety and non-practicality of conventional resistance training. Conventional resistance training is effective … [Read more...]

Magnesium, It’s Not Just a Shiny Rock

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Calcium Absorption, and Bone Health   Dietary magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body, and is critical for maintaining muscular strength, absorption of calcium into bone mass, normal heart function, and relieving nervous system irritation. Studies have shown that seniors with higher magnesium levels have greater muscular strength. For bone … [Read more...]