Nutrition And Osteoporosis Learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. RD, Extension Nutrition Specialist.blue arrow Click HERE for FREE osteoporosis PowerPoint information http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/ftm-j01.htm
Extractions: Linda Boeckner, PHD, RD, Extension Nutrition Specialist Click HERE for FREE osteoporosis PowerPoint information "It's snowing outside and my newspaper was tossed on the bottom of the steps do I dare go after it?" "I've lost six inches in height and none of my clothes fit me anymore. Plus, it's hard to get clothes that look nice when my back is so hunched over." "This medication is so darned expensive. But if I want to maintain my independence, I can't afford to let my condition get worse either." "It seemed like it took forever for my bone to heal when it broke. I don't want that to happen again. It's so frustrating always worrying about falling." "If somebody had told me sooner what I know now about osteoporosis, none of this might be happening to me!" SOURCE: Based on comments made by a 70+ year old woman with osteoporosis. Ten million Americans have osteoporosis and another 18 million have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Osteoporosis often is called the "silent disease" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. The first sign of osteoporosis may be a fracture that occurs as a result of a weakened bone. A sudden strain or bump may be all it takes to break a bone.
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Extractions: Online Slide Show and PowerPoint L earn or teach how to eat to help prevent osteoporosis through: Online slide show P rinter-friendly copy of slides Downloadable PowerPoint. Calcium-rich recipes We'd appreciate if you'd take a minute and answer the questions in the LIGHT BLUE box at the bottom of this page on whether these materials were helpful Online Slide Show (click on this link to see the show!) Advance to the next slide by clicking on the RIGHT ARROW at the BOTTOM the slide show.
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How Much Do You Know About Osteoporosis? osteoporosis and low bone mass affect 44 million American men and women. Caucasian postmenopausal women are at the greatest risk for osteoporosis. http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/assets/UVAHealth/ssi/includes/osteoqiz.html
Extractions: Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect 44 million American men and women. Take this true/false quiz with eight questions to see how much you know about osteoporosis. After each question, you will find out if your answer is correct or incorrect. In addition, information about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment will be provided.
Extractions: Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that attacks joints such as the knees, fingers, and hips. Human joints have a protective layer between the bones called cartilage. Cartilage protects the bones from damage and is soft enough to absorb the stresses put on a joint. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage deteriorates. When this happens the bones that make up the joint rub together, causing pain and the gradual buildup of bony cysts. Who's at Risk? Osteoarthritis is a shockingly common degenerative joint disease: By age forty almost ninety percent of the American population displays some warning signs. By age sixty, fifty percent of the population has the disease to some degree, although degrees of severity vary widely among individuals. Although the condition in all its forms is generally seen as a disease of the elderly, it can strike at any age. Approximately 250,000 children in the United States live with osteoarthritis, most often due to trauma or injuries. Degenerative Arthritis and Human Joints
Extractions: If you are a woman taking prednisone or any steroid medication (including inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD) it is important that you get extra calcium in your diet. Most experts agree that a woman of child-bearing age should ingest 1,000 mg - 1,500 mg of calcium per day to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis it is unlikely that ingesting lots of calcium will reverse the disease. Paget's disease is similar to osteoporosis in that it is characterized by a weakening of the bones. Paget's disease is a metabolic condition that causes bone cells to become weaker and have more blood vessels than normal bone. In Paget's disease the bone's structure is irregular which makes it prone to fracture even after a minor injury.
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New NOVEL Home Page Information on UMDNJ study on postmenopausal women and bone loss. http://www2.umdnj.edu/novelweb/NOVELWebWelcomePage.htm
American Chiropractic Association It used to be that osteoporosis was considered a disease that affected only We particularly associated osteoporosis with older women whose backs were http://www.amerchiro.org/media/tips/osteoporosis.shtml
Extractions: Osteoporosis: Not Just An Elderly Disease It used to be that osteoporosis was considered a disease that affected only the elderly. We particularly associated osteoporosis with older women whose backs were slightly hunched over or those who could no longer stand up straight. Today, the truth is that an estimated 20 million American women suffer from osteoporosis, and 80 percent of them don't even know it. Osteoporosis is a chronic, progressive condition that steals bone from the body, leading to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. Older people can suffer disability and even death from osteoporosis-related fractures. Alarmingly, one in two women and one in eight men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime. Many people confuse osteoporosis with arthritis, and wait for swollen joints and discomfort before being tested. Even though osteoporosis is painless until a bone fracture occurs, it is important to find out how healthy your bones are now and if need be, adjust your lifestyle to avoid this brittle bone disease. The American Chiropractic Association recommends the following tips to maintain healthy bones: Start a regular exercise program. Walking, skipping rope, jogging, playing racquet sports, swimming and aerobics are all helpful in reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Exercising for 20 minutes, three times a week, is helpful.
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Extractions: Stress Fractures Links Email Mama What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. Osteoporosis is a term to discribe porous bones. Sometimes the bones can become so brittle that activities like bending over, lifting a vacuum or coughing can cause a fracture. What causes Osteoporosis? In most cases, the brittle and weak bones are caused by low levels of calcium , phosphorous and other minerals in your bones. What are the Signs and Symptoms? In the early stages of bone loss, symptoms may not be noticible. However, as bones continue to weaken, some of the symptoms are: Back pain, Loss of height over time, with an accompanying stooped posture, Fracture of the vertebrae, wrists, hips or other bones. Bone Strength? The strength of your bones depends on their mass and density. Bone density partially depends on the amount of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals bones contain. When your bones contain less mineral, their strength is decreased. Activities like hiking swimming pilates , and running help improve bone density and lowers your risk of developing osteoporosis.
THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 5, Ch. 57, Osteoporosis In osteoporosis, the net rate of bone resorption exceeds the rate of bone The major clinical manifestations of osteoporosis are bone fractures, http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section5/chapter57/57a.jsp
Osteoporosis In Children Penn State Children s Hospital provides world class care and services to patients. http://www.hmc.psu.edu/childrens/healthinfo/o/osteoporosis.htm
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Osteoporosis osteoporosis means that someone s bones are weakened. Find out more in thisarticle for kids. http://kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/osteoporosis.html
Extractions: "Drink your milk!" Why do grown-ups say this? One big reason is that milk contains calcium , an important ingredient in building strong bones . And if you start out with strong bones when you're a kid, those bones will serve you well your whole life. You want bones that are dense, which means they're strong all the way through. Why? Because as people age, bones naturally become less dense. In other words, everyone's going to lose some bone density as he or she ages, so you want to start out with as much as possible. Your big chance to build bones is when you're young. The process is pretty much over by the time you're 19. If someone has osteoporosis (say: oss -tee-oh-puh-ro-sis), the person's bones are now weakened because of this loss of bone density. Weak bones can break easier and the person may have other problems such as a stooped-over posture. Maybe you've seen an older woman who's a little hunched over. Older people - especially women, who are generally smaller and have bones that are lighter and less dense - are more likely to develop osteoporosis. Types of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Visit Your Arthritis Store to request a free osteoporosis brochure. Nationalosteoporosis Foundation 1232 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 200371292 http://www.arthritis.org/conditions/DiseaseCenter/osteoporosis.asp
Extractions: Información en Español What Is It? Osteoporosis (os-TEA-oh-POOR-oh-sis) causes bones to lose strength and break easily as the person grows older. What Causes It? As you age, you lose a greater amount of old bone than your body can replace with new bone tissue; some medications such as corticosteroids may induce this loss. Treatment Options Who Is At Risk? Women are at greater risk than men because they start with less bone mass. They also lose bone mass more rapidly after menopause. Can It Be Prevented?
Extractions: AAFP Home Page Journals Vol. 60/No. 4 (September 15, 1999) A patient information handout on raloxifene and osteoporosis, written by the authors of this article, is provided on page 1139. E strogen replacement is considered the first-line approach for the prevention and treatment of multiple conditions affecting women's health. It has been widely recommended for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, reduction of the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, improvement of lipid profiles, amelioration of the signs and symptoms of menopause and possible protection against the development of Alzheimer's disease. See editorial
Log In Problems osteoporosis and Headache from Medscape Family Medicine, posted March 2, 2004.Coronary Artery Disease and osteoporosis An Overview From the Experts http://www.medscape.com/pages/editorial/resourcecenters/public/osteoporosis/rc-o
Index Information on risk factors, testing and treatments for men suffering from osteoporosis. http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8741/