Osteoporosis is incredibly common with an estimated 10 million Americans living with the condition. Osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass, which often leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures. Since it is considered a degenerative condition, it primarily affects people over the age of 50.
Last week, we covered who has an increased risk of osteoporosis along with the basics of the condition. As a refresher, osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass. Low bone mass leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures.
Among other risk factors,
May is National Osteoporosis Month, meaning it’s the perfect time to learn more about this incredibly common condition. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.”
Keep reading to learn more about this common condition and what the various risk factors are.
When you were younger, did your mom urge you to drink your milk for strong bones? She wasn’t wrong in doing so. Milk is an excellent source of calcium, with an 8-ounce serving containing about 300 milligrams.
Calcium is a key nutrient to many of your body’s functions. It supports your bone mass,
4 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Women
The new year is here and if you didn’t make any healthy New Year’s resolutions, there’s still time! We, at Nebraska Spine Hospital, are all about healthy lifestyle management and in that spirit, we’d like to offer our lady readers a chance to resolve to get healthy and well,
Perhaps one of the most well known bone conditions, osteoporosis is “a condition that causes thinning of the bones. This can result in fractures, deformity, and even death” as stated by spine-health.com. Though common, osteoporosis is quite treatable with certain medications, supplements, and sometimes even surgery.