Osteoporosis Risk Factors

What are the Risk Factors of Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, even though seen most commonly among the elderly, is not a disease of only older adults. Loss of bone can occur at a young age, especially in the Indian population. Lack of physical activity, poor diet, lifestyle choices such as smoking, etc. are some of the contributing factors. In simple terms, osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones become weak, and you are at risk of getting fractures. With several million people suffering from this condition across the world, this bone disease is preventable when risk factors are known to people. Osteoporosis risk factors It is not possible ...
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Prevention of Osteoporosis

Prevention of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that makes your bones thin, weak, and prone to fracture. Women are at greater risk of getting osteoporosis postmenopausal because of low levels of estrogen, which is a female hormone that maintains bone mass. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can help in enhancing and maintaining bone density. How to prevent osteoporosis? Some of the vital elements to help prevent osteoporosis are having a healthy diet, doing regular exercise, avoiding smoking, etc.. These are applicable to both men and women. Let's understand how these measures can help prevent osteoporosis: Diet A proper diet for your ...
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Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a kind of bone disease that arises when your body loses a lot of bone or makes little bone, or sometimes both. Because of this, bones weaken and may break down if you fall or put little pressure on them. Osteoporosis is otherwise called porous bone. When you view a healthy bone under a microscope, it looks like a honeycomb, and when a bone is affected by osteoporosis, the holes and spaces become large compared to any healthy bone. Osteoporotic bones lose density and have an abnormal structure of tissue. When bones start becoming less dense, they will ...
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Osteoporosis Symptoms

Osteoporosis: Symptoms and Causes

Our bone is a living tissue that undergoes a cycle of breaking down and getting replaced with a new one. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the formation of new bone fails to keep up with old bone loss. In osteoporosis, the bone becomes fragile. In some cases, it becomes so delicate that a fall or stress like bending or coughing leads to its breaking. Such breaks occur mainly in the spine, hip, and wrist. Both men and women of all races can have osteoporosis. But especially white and Asian women post menopause are at high risk. Symptoms of osteoporosis ...
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Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear

An irreparable rotator cuff tear causes substantial pain and limits functioning for many individuals. When traditional treatments do not provide any relief, surgery is considered. Among various surgical options, tendon transfer is becoming popular as one of the best therapeutic solutions for treating irreparable rotator cuff tears. This approach can ease pain, enhance shoulder functioning and increase the overall quality of life for those suffering from this issue with rotator cuff tear. How tendon transfer helps in irreparable rotator cuff tears? The rotator cuff includes a group of four different tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, keeping it stable and enabling ...
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Pectoralis Major Repair

Pectoralis Major Repair

Pectoralis major muscle, also known as “pecs," starts from two segments: the breastbone and the collarbone, which join together forming the "pectoralis major tendon." Pectoralis major is a large and fan-shaped muscle present in your chest wall. Its function is to move arms in forward and backward directions, as well as rotating and extending them. Injury to this muscle or its associated tendon is not common. However, it may sometimes happen while playing a certain sport or engaging in activities that require much force, such as weightlifting, fighting or strenuous exercise like bench press. Causes of pectoralis major tear A ...
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