Symptoms And Treatment For Brittle Bone Disease

Brittle bone disease is a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily due to collagen production problems and bone integrity. This disorder is also known as Lobstein syndrome or Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Eight separate types of this condition exist based on the severity of the condition. There isn't a cure for brittle bone disease, but the symptoms are manageable. … [Read more...]

A Quick Look At The Different Function Of Osteocytes

The human body is a complex and intricate machine, with eleven systems that function both on their own and in congruence with one another. And with 206 bones in the body, understanding the formation and functions of the skeletal system can seem overwhelming at first glance. But by breaking down and classifying the distinct parts of the skeletal system and its bones, much … [Read more...]

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Safe?

The multiple answers of a complicated question: "are osteoporosis drugs safe?" David Brownstein, MD, an advocate of dietary, supplements, and exercise solutions to many disease states. He has now weighed in on osteoporosis drugs. Dr. Brownstein states that these drugs are widely used to stimulate bone mass growth, and accomplish their objective. At least seemingly so … [Read more...]

Calcium Supplements, are They Needed?

Recent research is questioning the results of calcium supplement recommendations. Ever since osteoporosis was discovered, the logic of extra calcium supplementation has been a part of the conversation. This is because bone holds and manages 99% of the body's calcium stores, and also uses calcium for its structural integrity. Naturally the logic was, if the is a lack … [Read more...]

Cortisone and Osteoporosis

  Research now shows a negative relationship has been seen between cortisone and osteoporosis. Of all pain diagnosis in the United States, low back pain is the most common. Low back pain affects 8 out of 10 individuals at some point during life. From athletics to elderly and deconditioned individuals back pain is common to all populations. Often as a result of … [Read more...]

The Function of Bisphosphonates Drugs

A look at the function of Bisphosphonate drugs, and discussion of causes to side effects. The function of Bisphosphonate drugs is to suppress bone turnover. So what does that mean? Bone acts as a battery of the body. The energy that this battery stores is calcium. Calcium is the most important mineral that the body has, as every nervous system action, muscular action, and … [Read more...]

Can a DXA Scan Predict Fracture?

Can a DXA scan predict fracture? The need for researchers to modify what is currently done with DXA scans to increase accuracy.   As bone density declines, many other functions of the body suffer. Bone stores and manages the most vital mineral to, being calcium, and also generates our red and white blood cells. For the past 50 years DXA scan technology has … [Read more...]

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Looking at one of the more painful and life altering side effects of many osteoporosis medications.   The word "Osteonecrosis" in Latin means bone death. This condition is caused by diminishing blood supply to the particular area of bone. Though most commonly diagnosed in the hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle, as a side … [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...]

Kidney Damage: Link Has Been Made With an Osteoporosis Drug

There have been 16 deaths thus far relating to kidney damage, with a potential connection to a commonly prescribed osteoporosis medication The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in September 2011, began notifying physicians and patients of an update to the label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) addressing the potential risk of kidney failure. Cases have been … [Read more...]