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,) produces too little bone or, perhaps, does both. As a result of this condition, bones become weak and … [Read more...]

Side effects of boniva

For women experiencing postmenopausal osteoporosis or wishing to prevent osteoporosis; for those who are experiencing corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis; for those with Paget’s disease and for those with malignant/metastatic disorders, healthcare providers can prescribe Boniva (Ibandronate sodium). This class of medication is called a third-generation biophosphonate. … [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, half of women and a quarter of men will experience a bone fracture, or break, caused by osteoporosis. … [Read more...]