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Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis – What is the difference?

Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis – What is the difference?

Osteomalacia is a condition that is at times confused with osteoporosis. Although osteomalacia is also a condition associated with changes in the bone mineral, it is a significantly different condition from osteoporosis. It is therefore important to differentiate between the two conditions as the causes and treatment differ significantly. Osteomalacia is the adult form of […]

Bathing Tips for Elderly Osteoporosis Patients

Bathing Tips for Elderly Osteoporosis Patients

Osteoporosis patients are at high risk of fractures due to the weakening of the bones in this disease. Most osteoporosis patients are elderly and the most common means by which fractures arise is with falls. Poor balance and stability with age and chronic disease is one of the main reasons why the elderly are prone […]

Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis – What Does It Mean?

Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis – What Does It Mean?

Osteoporosis is a weakening of the bone to the point that it is at risk of fracturing. This is due to a loss of bone mineral density – the compact material that gives bone its strength. Bone mineral density (BMD) can vary from person to person for a number of different reasons. When bone density […]

Diabetes and Osteoporosis Risks

Diabetes and Osteoporosis Risks

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as sugar diabetes, is a condition with poor control of blood glucose levels. It has far reaching effects on various organs of the body including the bone. Diabetes can also impact on the bone and even contribute to conditions such as osteoporosis. This link is more significant in seniors as age-related […]

Cancer Treatment and Osteoporosis Drug Links

Cancer Treatment and Osteoporosis Drug Links

It is known that many drugs have a host of side effects, most of which may lead to uncomfortable effects but are usually not dangerous in the long run. The treatment of cancer and breast cancer specifically can increase the chance of developing osteoporosis. Conversely, the use of one of the most effective and globally […]


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