12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosis

A recent study suggests that yoga may be a good addition to the list of weight-bearing exercise that keep osteoporosis and osteopenia at bay

12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosisYour doctor has told you that you have bone loss or thinning. Is this a reason to stop exercising? Not at all. Weight-bearing exercise has been proven to help avoid these conditions, which are called osteoporosis and osteopenia. Weight-bearing exercise forces you to work against gravity. Some examples include weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing […]

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 […]

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states research

Adults who practice yoga with breathing and relaxation exercises at least three times a week may have lower blood pressure than people who don’t, a research review suggests

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states researchFor the study, researchers analysed data from 49 trials with a total of 3,517 participants who were typically middle-aged, overweight women and men who already had high blood pressure or were close to developing the condition. These smaller trials assessed blood pressure before and after participants were randomly assigned either to doing yoga or to […]

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 […]

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among women

Brittle bones and its chances of breaking is not just common among women any more as the doctors have observed a steady rise osteoporosis among men too

Attention men: Osteoporosis no more common just among womenOsteoporosis is common in men, too, but it is a highly ignored health issue, say orthopaedic surgeons, who are seeing a rise in number of men with osteoporotic fractures. The surgeons say though the ratio of osteoporosis in men and women stands at 6:4, negligence and poor awareness among men has led to the late […]

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 […]

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 […]