Category Archives: Awareness

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

There is often some confusion between these two conditions, but either way neither is going to make your day any better. Both are boney issues and so there are some similarities, but should you contract either, it is good to know what to expect in the way of symptoms and treatments. So the need to […]

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta and its range of associated symptoms will vary greatly among different individuals. Some may not experience any bone fractures or only a few, while others may be more severely affected and experience multiple fractures. The condition may therefore present symptoms from mild to debilitating. Fractures may initiate at any age. Origins: Genes and […]

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Osteoporosis and Diet Disorders

There’s a very tidy relationship between what we eat and our bones. And often, it’s the one key relationship we don’t think about. Being aware of what your body needs to be healthy is important – and there is a host of information at your fingertips at any given time. In general we know what […]

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Osteoporosis and HIV

For over three decades, HIV has been a high topic of discussion. Osteoporosis however, has been around since the dawn of time. In fact, they have found bone remnants of ancient man showing clear signs of loss of bone density – bones well on their way to developing the latticework of delicacy that is the […]

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Making Old Bones: when children develop osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is probably one of the last diseases we would expect a child to suffer. We are so used to it as a bone thinning disease of older people that when presented with it in a really young person, even babies, there is almost a sense of shock along with the concern. But rather unfortunately, […]

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When a sneeze can break your bones – That’s Osteoporosis

On 20 October the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa is urging the public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health, and for health authorities and physicians to protect their communities’ bone health as we celebrate World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is an underdiagnosed and […]

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Smoking Hot? Cold comfort for your bones!

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain Probably the last thing smokers are thinking about at any given moment is their bones. They may consider their lungs, their skin, the yellow fingernails, the smell of smoke that permeates every layer […]

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Over 5000 osteoporosis screenings earns Guinness World Record

Courtesy: Guinness World Records Amgen has taken this year’s Mother’s Day by storm after earning the official title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours with more than 5,000 people taking part. This achievement is just one of many outcomes resulting from the company’s latest initiative – ‘Break Records, Not Bones!’ – a global campaign […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis: risk factors

There are quite a number of risk factors that may increase your chances of developing osteoporosis. The key word here is ‘may’. In fact, merely because your profile might reflect one or more of these factors does not mean you’ll get osteoporosis, either in old age or otherwise. Osteoporosis can arise from a number of […]

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#Better Bones – Basic Bone Health: keeping healthy and active throughout life

Keeping healthy throughout life is a tough business. Or maybe not. Maybe it is really just about habit. If you are careful about your diet 80% of the time, you should keep relatively well. If you exercise regularly and keep an eye on your weight, you should be in fair nick for most of your […]

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