Love your Bones on World Osteoporosis Day 2018

On 20 October, the globe will celebrate World Osteoporosis Day and calls on everyone to love their bones and protect their future. Affecting nearly 33% of women and 25% of men, Osteoporosis is an underdiagnosed and undertreated silent disease. Being the only non-profit, voluntary health organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in South Africa, […]

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Down to the Bone: the growing worldwide prevalence of osteoporosis

It is currently estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from Osteoporosis. The incidences are increasing because of the longer life expectancy of so many people in today’s world where medical advancements help us to stay alive and relatively healthy a lot longer.

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The Calcium Conundrum: how do you know you’re getting enough?

As with any nutriment we consume, calcium is unlikely to send us a quick message, ‘Hi, arrived safely. Waiting for absorption clearance. Will let you know.’ We can only hope we’ve taken in the right amount to be helpful, and that our bodies will react positively to the regular surge of bone building and strengthening […]

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Better Bones: Fighting Osteoporosis with Exercise

By Lucy Wyndham A number of scientific studies have shown that exercise can increase the mineral content in bones, making it an effective treatment therapy against osteoporosis. Figures indicate that 2.4 million South African adults over the age of 50 have Osteoporosis and alarmingly around 30% of hip fracture patients will die within a year. […]

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The Value of Vitamin D: Still an important factor for those with Osteoporosis

Most people consider Vitamin D as a vital element to preserving bone and staving off Osteoporosis but rarely think how valuable it is once the illness has been diagnosed. However, the fact is that Vitamin D will still be important in helping your body cope with Osteoporosis even after a diagnosis has been made. It […]

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Fracturing Osteoporosis: Can I still exercise?

Once you are diagnosed with Osteoporosis, exercise becomes key in strengthening the body to help avoid those events that may result in a bone fracture. One can approach those exercises with care but also a fair amount of confidence because, after all, no damage has been done – yet.
However, once a fracture has taken place, your awareness is heightened by fears that any exercise may cause further stress to the damaged bone.

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