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...]

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...]

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...]

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: Battery of the Body

Calcium Storage and the Impact of Maximizing Calcium in the Body Calcium is required for the proper functioning all of the central nervous system, muscular tissue, kidneys, and the heart. As all systems of the body are controlled by the central nervous system, both conscious and subconscious, calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body. Approximately 99% … [Read more...]

Calcium and Osteoporosis

“I take calcium so I don’t have to worry about osteoporosis.” There are actually 17 nutrients that are critical for bone health, and calcium is just one of them. Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, and is responsible for many things beyond bone. These include but are not limited to, nervous system function, regulation of heart rate, development of … [Read more...]

Calcium and Bone Mass

Calcium, dietary needs, and the building blocks of bone mass As calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, delivering dietary sources is important for healthy functioning of the body. The following will identify dietary sources of calcium first in natural sources, then options for supplementation. Natural sources are always preferred, but not always convenient … [Read more...]

Vitamins D, and K for Bone Health

The glue that holds calcium in place When building a house, nails are required, but nails are not all that is required. If a construction crew showed up at a building site with only nails, but no hammers, wood, or concrete, the house could never be built. Millions of middle-aged elderly individuals take calcium supplements for the purpose of osteoporosis avoidance, … [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...]