No matter which osteoporosis drug your doctor chooses for you, it's helpful to know as much as possible about how the disease has affected you. One way to tell is to ask about your "markers." When you're being treated for osteoporosis, your doctor orders a blood or urine test. This reveals several m
One of the best ways to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Even if you already have osteoporosis, exercising can help maintain the bone mass you have.
Why do health experts recommend exercise for osteoporosis? When you exercise, you don't just build muscle
About 18 million Americans have osteopenia, a health problem that can turn into osteoporosis. Bone mineral density is lower than normal. However, it is not yet low enough to be considered osteoporosis. Not everyone with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis. However, it can turn into osteoporosis if
Actress Sally Field always thought of herself as a strong woman -- an image often reflected in her award-winning movie roles. Dazzling us with Academy Award performances in films like Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, she became a signature actress for an emerging generation of equally strong women
If you have osteoporosis -- or are at high risk -- odds are you're not getting the care you need. A 2004 Stanford study determined that more than half of all people with osteoporosis remain undiagnosed. What's more, even high-risk patients -- such as those who have already had a hip fracture - often
The bones of older women often get more and more brittle because they are becoming less and less dense. Osteoporosis is the disease name for this process, and people who suffer from it break bones more easily than normal. For many years, women reaching menopause have been advised to take estrogen re
Oct. 15 2001 -- Like parents everywhere, Diane Martin, of Lafayette, Ind., thought there were better things for her 13-year-old son David to be doing this past summer than hanging around the house watching television and bickering with his sister. So she enrolled David in a summer camp at nearby Pur