Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to lose density, leaving them thin and weak and susceptible to fractures. While osteoporosis does affect more women than men, it is not just a women’s disease. Approximately two million American men already have osteoporosis, and about 12 million more are at risk. The risk for men developing … Continue reading Men, could you be at risk for osteoporosis?
Let’s be honest: bone health is not a thrilling topic. But it plays an important role in our overall well-being, both now and in the future. Our bones are the foundations of our bodies and we must protect them as much as possible. As an OB/GYN, osteoporosis is generally a topic of conversation I address … Continue reading Why women should care for their bone health
Osteoporosis is a thinning of our bones and is more common in women. It is even more common in postmenopausal women, Caucasians, smokers and those with a low body mass index. A few key factors can set the framework for our bone health later in life. From what we eat to how we exercise, and even … Continue reading Osteoporosis: How physical therapy can help strengthen bones
National Osteoporosis Month is recognized in the month of May, and being a female who comes from a family that has been impacted by osteoporosis, I thought that it would be good idea to take some time to learn more about the basics of the disease and steps I can take today to prevent it. … Continue reading Q&A on Osteoporosis in Women with Dr. Linda Halbrook
Chances are you have probably heard of or seen gluten-free foods on the news or at a local grocery store or restaurant. Although likely genetic, it seems that more individuals are opting for gluten-free food options because they are alerted to a risk of having celiac disease. Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue) is a dietary … Continue reading Should You Go Gluten-Free?
As must as we wish we could, we can’t change our genes. We can’t change what diseases could be hereditary or what conditions we are more prone to. But there is hope for all of us. We can change what we eat. What you decide to eat every day plays a major role in determining … Continue reading Remember the 3 P’s for a Healthier Life
Find Out How To Get Tested And How To Protect Yourself From Fragility Roughly ten million individuals over the age of 50 in the United States have osteoporosis of the hip , and by 2020, one in two Americans over the age of 50 is expected to have or be at risk of developing osteoporosis, … Continue reading Millions of Americans could be at risk of developing osteoporosis