Arthritis and Bone Trouble
How Dangerous is a Broken Hip When You're Older?
A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous is a broken hip in an older person, and what is the mortality rate after a hip fracture? Find out whether lifespan is affected by a broken hip.
Osteopenia - Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Osteopenia is a loss of bone mineral density that is often linked to aging and menopause. Osteopenia itself is not usually a problem, but it could lead to osteoporosis. There are treatments and medications for osteopenia, but it gets complicated. To make a good decision, learn about the medication options as well as lifestyle changes you can make to slow bone loss. Standard screening guides and …
Why Do Older People Fall?
Falls in the elderly can be disastrous, leading to hundreds of thousands of potentially fatal hip fractures every year. Find out what groundbreaking research - that uses digital video data from nursing homes - has revealed about the causes of these dangerous falls.
Testing For and Diagnosis of Osteopenia
Osteopenia is a condition in which there is bone loss and can be diagnosed with a simple bone mineral density test. Osteopenia occurs in around 18 million people in the U.S. Diagnosing osteopenia is fairly straightforward, though what the diagnosis means in terms of treatment is complex. Find out more about osteopenia and screening guidelines.
Osteopenia Medications and Treatment
Osteopenia can be treated with a number of medications including Boniva, Fosamax, and Actone. These medications were developed for osteoporosis but are sometimes prescribed for osteopenia. There are about a doxen different medications for osteopenia.
Osteopenia Prevention and Management Through Lifestyle
Osteopenia can be managed and/or prevented through lifestyle changes and focusing on bone health. Simple changes can stimulate your bones and slow the development of osteopenia. Young people should focus on developing the habits that will prevent osteopenia and keep their bones healthy as they age.
Should I take glucosamine for hip pain?
Glucosamine is advertised as a joint pain reliever -- but does it really work? Scientists conducted a trail to find out. For people with hip pain, they found that glucosamine doesn't help any more than a placebo.
Back Pain and Vitamin D in Older Adults
Lower back pain and vitamin D deficiency have been linked in older women. A condition called osteomalacia is more common in women with vitamin D deficiency.
Is Premature Gray Hair Linked to Osteoporosis?
Some studies have shown a link between premature graying and a loss of bone mass, but more recent investigations have not supported this link.
How to Fall-Proof Your Home
Falls are the number one cause of injury and injury-related deaths in people over the age of 65, but falls that lead to hip fractures in older people or the elderly, can be prevented! Find out what you can do to fall-proof your home, to avoid a broken hip in a loved one.