Your Bone Structure Explained-What Are The Bones In Your Body?

Our skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and other tissues. It provides a framework and enables the body to perform various vital functions. Since our skeletal system is internal, it is known as the endoskeleton. Unlike other tissues in our body, bone is dense and hardened by minerals. The hardness enables bone to perform vital functions, such as … [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...]

Preventing a Fall Can Prevent a Fracture

Bone fracture rates are on the rise in the United Kingdom, and care is unable to keep up with the trend The Department of Health in the United Kingdom is calling for action to be taken to decrease falls that result in fracture to prevent huge increases in cost to National Health Services. a report from Age UK and the National Osteoporosis Society states that health … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis

Determining Factors of Bone Density Sentence#2 The skeletal framework of the body bears mechanical loading of movement, moves the body via muscular attachment, and supports the organs of the body.  (This should be the opening sentence)#1 Bone (our skeletal framework) is an amazing tissue. Sent.#3 It can be as strong as metal structure while as light as wood.  Sent.#6 When … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans: How is Osteoporosis Detected? Early detection of osteoporosis requires a bone density test. This is because there are no warning signs for osteoporosis in its early stages other then bone fracture. In an effort to avoid osteoporotic or osteopenia related fracture, the testing of bone mass density is required. The most common test is called … [Read more...]