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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. […]

Osteoporosis Genes and its Role in Weak Bone Disease

Osteoporosis Genes and its Role in Weak Bone Disease

While it is known that there are several factors that play a role in the development of osteoporosis, the role of certain genes is an important consideration. Genes are the pieces of code that are contained within the chromosomes. These genes provide the blueprint for different parts of the human body, its structure, function and […]

Paget’s Disease of Bone Is Not Osteoporosis

Paget’s Disease of Bone Is Not Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis has received much attention as a bone disease of the elderly. Very few people are as familiar with Paget’s disease of the bone yet it is the second most common bone disease in the elderly after osteoporosis. Paget’s disease of the bone is more common in males than females and affects about 1% of […]


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