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Osteoporosis

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Top Osteoporosis Articles

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  • Doctors disagree on value of Vitamin D supplements

    Q: I'm 70 years old. Should I be taking a vitamin D supplement? A: Vitamin D is essential to maintain bone health. A below-normal blood level increases your risk of osteoporosis, falls and fractures. As many as 1 out of 3 people in the United States have...
  • Once infection is eliminated, likelihood of additional ulcer caused by H. pylori very low

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently became extremely ill from what turned out to be a peptic ulcer caused by H. pylori. Until that time, I had no symptoms of acid reflux or pain. What causes peptic ulcers? What are the chances I will have a recurrence? ANSWER:...
  • People at high risk for osteoporosis may benefit from bone density test

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is a bone density test? Is it necessary to have one even if I'm healthy? I am a 67-year-old woman and I exercise daily. ANSWER: A bone density test uses x-rays to measure how much calcium and other minerals are in a section of your...
  • Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise

    Whether you've been exercising for years or are just starting a fitness program, it's important to avoid injuries so you can keep moving toward your fitness goals. We become more vulnerable to injuries as we get older, in part because we're less agile...
  • Separate fact from fiction about pain medication and addiction

    whatdoctorsknow.com When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...
  • EatingWell: When you were born may influence your chances of ciliac disease

    If you go to the grocery store you'll probably notice that gluten-free products are more widespread than ever--everything from bread and pasta to chips and dessert now has a gluten-free version. (Gluten is a protein primarily found in foods containing...
  • Not everyone with thinning bones will develop osteoporosis

    Q: My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls the problem "osteopenia." Does this mean I'll definitely develop osteoporosis? A: Osteopenia means "too little bone." Osteoporosis, on the other hand, is an advanced form of osteopenia in which the...
  • Understand the risks and benefits of ovary removal before menopause

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 43 and need to have a hysterectomy. Because I have a family member who's had ovarian cancer, I'm considering having my ovaries removed at that time. What are the risks of removing the ovaries before menopause? ANSWER: Typically,...
  • Regular exercise has powerful effect on brain health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why? ANSWER: Perhaps one of the most feared...
  • Body fat tied to heart risks in normal-weight adults

    Body fat tied to heart risks in normal-weight adults
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New evidence suggests older adults with a healthy weight but high percentage of body fat are at increased risk of heart-related diseases and death. Looking at data on 1,528 people with a normal body mass index (BMI) - a...
  • Maintaining independence: Don't overlook foot and ankle health

    To stay moving you need to get moving. Follow these top five strategies to be more active. You might not give much thought to the health of your feet and ankles, but it's crucial to your mobility and independence. "Most people ignore problems with...