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...]

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 that are decalcified, brittle, and prone to injury. In reality, a favorable bone balance is important … [Read more...]

Stress Fracture: Everything You Need To Know

image via: pexels.comAre you dealing with ongoing aches in your limbs and joints? Do you experience dull pain in your legs or feet when you are active that subsides once you cease movement?If you answered “yes” to one or both these questions, it is possible you could be dealing with a stress fracture. Stress fractures are a common issue for athletes who engage in sports … [Read more...]

Everything You Need To Know About Your Femur Bone

It’s essential to know how our own bodies work. When you have this knowledge, you are better able to know what might be causing you pain and, if there’s an ailment or injury present, where that issue may originate. Everything in your bodily system interacts with everything else. Consequently, if there’s a problem with the femur or some other bone, that problem also impacts … [Read more...]

Superman and Bone Density

The science behind Superman and bone density contains more truth than one might expect. That truth can now be applied through a new, breakthrough technology, explained by inventor and guest author, Dr. John Jaquish. When I speak to medical practitioners about treating osteoporosis with heavy, multiples of bodyweight loading, I am often asked about research to support … [Read more...]

Race and Osteoporosis

Explaining the connections between race and osteoporosis. Race may no longer matter with diagnosis, as bone size should be looked at as well as bone density when determining risks of osteoporotic fracture. Until recently, physicians have cited risk factors of low bone mass or osteoporosis to include racial and ethnic background. It has been standard practice by … [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...]

Anorexia and Osteoporosis

The longer term effects of eating disorders are being better understood, specifically the relationship between anorexia and osteoporosis. Anorexia nervosa (in discussion often shortened to "anorexia") is an eating disorder based on an obsessive fear of weight gain manifested by extreme caloric deficit and malnutrition. People with this disorder believe that they are … [Read more...]

Bone Density and Whole Body Vibration – PART 1

Bone density and whole body vibration therapy, does it work? Bone density and whole body vibration. Fitness facilities have been promoting this vibration technology as a solution to osteoporosis. Users of whole body vibration platforms stand on a platform/surface that shakes/vibrates. Some platforms move in as up/down motion, and others vibrate in a side-to-side motion, … [Read more...]

Do DXA (DEXA) Scans Actually Predict Fractures?

Accuracy in the ability to predict fracture has recently been called to question, as DXA scans may not show the entire picture.   When testing for bone mass density, the most common of tests is a DXA scan. This scan entails a 20 min. process where two x-ray emissions are aimed into specific areas of the body to analyze the density or porosity of the bone mass. … [Read more...]