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...]

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...]

HGH and Bone Density

How certain hormone levels can determine the health of bone Human growth hormone has been a subject of discussion in popular media in the past few years in relation to health and wellness as well as cheating at sports. Human growth hormones (HGH) is responsible for fibroblast cell production which becomes collagen. Collagen is a protein that is the main component of … [Read more...]

Bone Mass Loss and Lactation

Understanding the link between mammary tissue, and its bone mass density loss that can lead to osteoporosis Researchers at the University of Cincinnati recently have published research identifying the neurotransmitter, serotonin as a factor in bone mass density loss/retention. The receptor that can affect bone mass density loss with this neurotransmitter is within the … [Read more...]