Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

 

Chalk and cheese; they really have a lot in common
Comparing chalk and cheese is usually reserved for describing things, sometimes even people, with significant differences. Chalk and cheese certainly don’t taste the same, but nevertheless, there are some important similarities. Calcium is essential for building and maintaining bone. Almost all of the calcium in our body is in our bones, with just a little dissolved in blood and other fluids to assist with healthy functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves.

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Good health gift ideas
For many people, Christmas has deep religious significance; for others, it’s simply a time to relax and enjoy a few days off work. But for almost everyone, this time of year has traditionally become one of celebration. Throughout many societies it is commonplace to exchange gifts or simply ‘season’s greetings’, and to express sentiments of peace and goodwill. Wishes of good health usually accompany greetings at this time of year; so, perhaps some healthy gift ideas could be worth a thought as well.

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Achey Breaky Bones
Hip fractures are usually a result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It’s a disease that occurs when our bones lose minerals – principally calcium; and the body can’t replace these minerals fast enough to keep the bones healthy. The bones become fragile and brittle.

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How dense are you?
Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It’s a disease that occurs when our bones lose minerals – principally calcium; and the body can’t replace these minerals fast enough to keep the bones healthy. The bones become fragile and brittle. They break and crack more easily. All bones are at risk, but the most common fractures occur in the spine, the hip and the wrist.

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Keeping Bones Healthy
Osteoporosis means porous bones. This chronic condition occurs when our bones lose minerals, principally calcium, and the body can’t replace the minerals quickly enough to keep the bones healthy. The result is bones becoming fragile and brittle, causing them to break and crack more easily. All bones are at risk, but the most common fractures occur in the spine, hip, and wrist.

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