Here’s how to improve your bone strength if you suffer from osteoporosis

If you are a man younger than 65 or a premenopausal woman, these five strategies can help you shore up bone strength as a precautionary measure to prevent the development of osteoporosis  

Here’s how to improve your bone strength if you suffer from osteoporosisThe best prevention for bone-thinning osteoporosis begins early — during the first two decades of life, when you can most influence your peak bone mass by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and doing bone-strengthening exercise. If you are over age 20, there’s no need to be discouraged. It’s never too late to adopt bone-preserving […]

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50

Dr Pradeep Bhosale, Director Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, shares how to identify and prevent the symptoms of the weakening of the bones after the age of 50

Watch out for your bone health after turning 50Osteoporosis happens when the bones start weakening, leading to break of bones and fractures. It affects both, men and women, but the risk is more in women due to menopause, which results in a sudden reduction in oestrogen level. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, high body weight, poor activity level, low sex hormones or […]

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone loss

A new clinical discovered that seniors with osteoporosis who followed a Mediterranean-like diet for 12 months had a much slower rate of hip bone loss than peers who did not follow the diet

Mediterranean diet may help slow down bone lossOsteoporosis increases the risk of fracture by reducing bone mass and degenerating the structure of bone tissue. Hip fracture is common in older people with osteoporosis. This adds to a growing body of research on the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains, and olive […]

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture risk

Researchers found that 120 patients in the group that had thyroid surgery and 368 in the group without surgery developed osteoporosis or fractures. Overall, the risk was about 1.5 times higher for both the partial and total thyroidectomy patients

Thyroid removal interlinked with increased bone-thinning, fracture riskThyroid surgery that totally or partially removes the gland may increase the long-term risk of bone thinning and bone breaks, especially for younger patients and women, according to a large study from Taiwan. In particular, osteoporosis and bone fractures were much more likely in patients who received thyroxine treatment for more than a year after […]

All you need to know about osteoporosis, its symptoms, and remedies

Dr Raju Gite, an Orthopaedic, SRV Mamata Hospital, shares his expertise on Osteoporosis, its symptoms, and its treatment

All you need to know about osteoporosis, its symptoms, and remediesOsteoporosis is a disease of bones wherein, increased bone weakness can lead to broken bone, i.e., bones become so weak that they may break even from a fall or, in some rare cases, from sneezing or bumps. The bone tissue renews itself, and a healthy bone replaces the old, damaged bone, and the body maintains […]

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bones

This effective glue could provide an optimal solution for acute bone fractures - sudden and painful damage to the bone - that often occur in the case of people with osteoporosis, a condition wherein bone tissue becomes naturally frail with age

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bonesDentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, and different types of adhesives and methods are used depending on the damage that is diagnosed. This process is usually known as ‘bonding.’ The fact that we know how to repair teeth in this way may lead to an assumption that fractured bones […]

Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancer

Hearing loss leads to isolation, less interactive communication with others and this leads to loneliness, which is known to have a negative health impact equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancerFor many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard of hearing. Normally gregarious and the life of the party, he became increasingly withdrawn because he couldn’t hear well enough to partake in conversations around the table. He began to walk with a shuffling gait. He was declining in front of my eyes. […]

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopause

Changing lifestyle is one of the major reasons for premature ovarian failure which can also lead to premature menopause in women at a very early age, stated the Pune doctors. Also, the doctors are witnessing a rise in the cases of ovarian failure because of the changing lifestyle. Apart from the inability to conceive a child naturally, women suffering from pre-mature menopause are at a high risk of osteoporosis, dementia and heart related issues

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopauseIn Premature ovarian failure (POF) cases, women as young as 30-years-old face menopausal symptoms. POF is a condition where there is a physiological decrease in the number of eggs at a younger age. Lifestyle changes such as smoking, previous ovarian surgeries, anticancer therapies and familial POF are some of the reasons for low ovarian reserve […]

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 months

India is riddled with a severe problem of osteoporosis. According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. Doctors say that if people implement all the preventive measures then osteoporosis can be prevented and if neglected it can land a person in major trouble

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 monthsOsteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased susceptibility to fracture. It weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking.  According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. A 76-year-old woman was bedridden for three months because of severe back pain. […]

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]