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Bone Health

Ear Bones: Things You Need To Know

image via: The ear is divided into three parts: the outer, middle, and inner ear. The outer ear contains the auricle, ear canal, and tympanic membrane. The inner ear is made up of the oval window, cochlea, subcircular ducts, and an auditory tube. The middle ear consists of the eardrum, tympanic cavity, and three tiny ear bones. What Are Your Ear … [Read More...]

Forteo Safety Issues and Dosage

Forteo is also referred to as Teriparatide. It’s a medication prescribed to patients who suffer from osteoporosis. It’s not a curable condition, but it is one that can be more easily managed when you take medication for your symptoms. It is not for everyone, however, and anyone who takes this drug must meet specific requirements to use it. Osteoporosis occurs most commonly … [Read More...]

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What Are The Side Effects Of Alendronate Sodium In The Body?

When considering any new medication, it’s important to consider potential side effects, to learn proper dosing, and be aware of potential drug interactions. This is equally true for alendronate sodium. While nearly every medication has side effects, knowing the potential … [Read More...]

Your Guide to Your Trabecular Bone

Trabecular bone is one of the two types of bones. It makes up a small portion of your total skeleton but is a better indicator of certain bone diseases than cortical bone, the other type of bone.Your bone health is crucial to your quality of life. After the age of 50, … [Read More...]

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Bone Density

How Is Bone Density Test Done?

A bone density test is used to determine if you have osteoporosis, a condition which leads to bones becoming more fragile and more likely to break. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease that arises when the body loses too much bone (a customary condition as we age,) … [Read More...]

What Are Osteoblasts?

image via: pixabay.comHuman bones are in a constant state of turnover and any shift in this balance can be a cause for concern. One of the issues with osteoporosis is that the balance between bone deposition and bone consumption is shifted the wrong way resulting in bones … [Read More...]

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Did You Know…

3 Things You Don’t Know About Cortical Bone

Image via flickr The human body is amazing. How we are put together and function like a well-oiled machine is nothing short of miraculous. We consist of both hard parts and soft parts, and the soft parts are often protected by a rigid system we call the skeleton, of which, cortical bone plays an important role.The ability of the different systems in our bodies to work … [Read More...]

Bisphosphonates: Things You Need To Know

image via: flickr.comBisphosphonates are a class of medication used to treat bone disorders. They work by slowing down the cells that break your bones down and put you at risk for bone fractures. This allows the cells responsible for building your bones up to work more efficiently. They are commonly prescribed to adults taking steroids such as Prednisone, which comes with … [Read More...]

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