Types and Treatment of Shoulder Ligament Injuries (Part 1)

The shoulder is one of the most movable joints in your body as you reach forward, behind the back, and overhead, and sometimes repeating motion carrying heavy loads. Other times, your shoulders face more force than they actually should when we use them to resist a fall while playing any sports. Such activities can result in shoulder ligament injury. Ligaments are responsible for holding one bone with another bone and for controlling the range of motion in a joint. This helps prevent excessive movement in directions not proposed for any specific joint. When ligaments become tight, the content of motion ...

Obesity and Bone Health

Obesity is excessive accumulation of body fat that results from a complicated interaction of genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors, along with poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Millions of individuals across the world are obese today. So, having a clear understanding of its consequences and its effect on bone health is essential not only for healthcare professionals but also for those who are looking to make well-informed decisions about their wellness. Shedding some light on how obesity and bone health are connected will offer vital insights to obese individuals thus leading to improved health outcomes Impact of obesity on bone ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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