Category Archives: General

OSTEOPOROSIS CASE STUDY: BETTIE CILLIERS (SOUTH AFRICA)

Whether you are already diagnosed with osteoporosis or you are unaware you are at risk, a fracture may well become a reality – sometimes caused by a simple misadventure that in a younger, stronger boned person would not cause a problem. Rehabilitating a fracture, especially if your bones are already compromised by osteoporosis can be […]

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Osteoporosis and Attitude: learning to dance

Attitude is everything, they say. As we think, so we are. This is no different when it comes to disease and discomfort. How seriously we allow something to ruin our moment, our day or our life, really depends on the way we view it, because our minds control so much of the experience of our […]

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A MESSAGE FROM LEE-ANNE FREELAND HUGHES

NOFSA BRAND AMBASSADOR 2020 As we all know Lee-Anne, our NOFSA Brand Ambassador, is a sports fanatic and a runner par excellence! We popped in to see how she is keeping sane during lockdown and also staying fit in the name of bone health! Says Lee-Anne, “The first day of lockdown I ran 4km in […]

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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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The Bones of Christmas: calcium-rich recipes for the festive season

So for those who are fearful that an uncontrolled binge over Christmas may leave them bow-legged and unsteady on their feet by the intrusive light of Boxing Day, fear no more. There’s plenty to eat that will nourish, strengthen and fortify those bones without leaving you nibbling sadly on a limp lettuce leaf or mere […]

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Osteoporosis and exercise: the weird, the wacky, and the wonderful

So by now, you may have reached the point where, whether you like it or not, you’ve been told that one of the most important measures against osteoporosis is exercise. Whether to avoid osteoporosis or deal with it as a current condition, it matters not…the prospect of having to hop about, huffing and puffing on […]

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