Bone Spurs and Osteoporosis

A related disorder to osteoporosis, bone spurs can add pain and discomfort to an already compromised individual   With osteoporosis, bone tissue becomes more porous and is therefore more prone to fracture. Since 97% of the bodies calcium is stored within bone, and leeched into the body when needed for other systems to function, osteoporosis can have other … [Read more...]

Bone Density and Space Travel

Gravity it keeps you on the ground, and keeps your bones healthy   In 1892, Dr. Julius Wolff reported the changes that are made in bone based on loading that is placed on the body. Most specifically, by placing the highest tolerable loads on the skeletal structure in an axial format. This means load placed on the long bones of the body, from one end to the other, … [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...]

A Link Between Osteoporosis and Depression

Recent research has made a link between low bone mineral density and depression An array of studies is now showing that individuals with depression may also be at risk of osteoporosis. This can include younger females who are premenopausal as well as males who suffer from depression, even though osteoporosis affects more females that males. individuals with osteoporosis … [Read more...]

Magnesium, It’s Not Just a Shiny Rock

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...]

Mechanical Force, Childhood, and Osteoporosis

To put osteoporosis into perspective, the process that creates bone mass density must be understood When mechanical force is applied to bone mass, in a way where, bending, torsion or stretching occurs, a cellular response can take place to cause an adaptation in the density of bone mass. These loads must be high enough for the cells (osteoblasts) to be irritated, … [Read more...]

Tobacco, Bone and Osteoporosis

It's not just your heart and lungs that are punished by a smoking habit Identifying the risks of tobacco use has been done by research scientists and reported by numerous media outlets, scientific journals, and even popular films are touching the subject. Most often tobacco use, depending if chewed or smoked, can increase the risks of lip and gum cancer, heart … [Read more...]

Achilles: A New Method in Testing for Osteoporosis

Many places around the world cannot have DXA scanning available for their entire population, for cost and logistical reasons, however a new technology has been developed to address this The Difficulty of DXA Though the Dual-energy X-ray Absorption (DXA) scan is considered the gold standard for bone mass density testing, it is often an expensive test to order. As … [Read more...]

Bone Health and Deer Antlers

After a cold winter in Spain, researchers noticed a change in the antlers of the local deer that may lead to treatments and different diet protocols for optimum bone health Researchers at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in Spain have been studying local deer antlers, their growth patterns, and most recently studying their deficiencies in one particular year. … [Read more...]

Hypogonadism and Osteoporosis in Men

Decreases in physical performance can adversely the effect bone mass density What is Hypogonadism Typically as males age past the second decade of life, decreases in sexual function and sexual hormone (testosterone) production begin. Hypogonadism is the medical term for this decrease past the bottom of what is considered normal production of testosterone by the … [Read more...]