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Bone Density Test Purpose and Procedure for High Risk People

A bone density test is one of the common diagnostic procedures that seniors may undergo. Elderly women in particular and those with osteoporosis may have bone density tests more frequently. But even in an older person without any bone-related problems, a bone density test is still advisable as a routine screening measure since osteoporosis is […]

Sunlight Is Important for Healthy Bones in the Elderly

Most seniors prefer a quieter life indoors compared to the more prolific outdoor activities experienced earlier in life. While prolonged sun exposure gets a lot of negative media attention, and rightfully so with the risk of skin cancer, it does play a very important role in maintaining healthy bones. For most of us, the idea […]

Osteoporosis Fractures (Broken Bones)

Osteoporosis Fractures (Broken Bones)

Fractures are the main concern in osteoporosis. With the bone weakened to a significant degree, depending on the severity of the disease, a fracture can occur with even minor injuries or falls. The osteoporosis patient has to therefore be vigilant and avoid situations where there may be an increased risk of injuries or falls. Nevertheless, […]

Traveling with Osteoporosis

Traveling with Osteoporosis

There may be a greater risk when traveling with some chronic conditions and this can also apply to osteoporosis. Unlike with circulation problems, osteoporosis may not pose a danger just by sitting for long periods of time on a flight. Rather it is the change in physical activities and unusual behavior when one is traveling […]

Sports, Exercise and Physical Activity with Osteoporosis

Sports, Exercise and Physical Activity with Osteoporosis

Although osteoporosis patients are advised to avoid certain physical activities, this does not mean that they should be sedentary. In fact exercise is an essential component of managing osteoporosis in the long term. However, it is important for the osteoporosis patient to be educated about the types of physical activities that are acceptable and helpful. […]


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