Yearly Archives: 2007

/2007

Osteoporosis

Understanding Bone Health Bone is living tissue that is constantly changing and is influenced throughout the life span by the balance between bone formation and reabsorption. The functions of bone are: 1) storing minerals, 2) making red blood cells, 3) providing the skeletal foundation for movement & posture. Age Related Changes in Bone Cortical (80% [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:41:18-04:00 December 18th, 2007|Blog|0 Comments

Bone Mineral Density

In order to understand the basics of Bone Mineral Density (BMD), it is helpful to simplify it for those of us without a medical or scientific background. Having said this, it is important to say that much can be lost in the simplification. For a thorough understanding, one must look at the quality of the [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:40:47-04:00 November 22nd, 2007|Blog|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a name of a medical condition that is the ongoing and the end result of a repeated attempt of the body’s ability to repair and heal itself from sustained and compromised pressure.  Osteoarthritis (OA) simply means inflammation (itis) of the boney (osteo) joint (arthro).  Although there are several types of joints, joint is [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:38:27-04:00 November 19th, 2007|Blog|0 Comments

The Birth of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia As Diagnoses

In 1992, the World Health Organization (WHO) Study Group on Assessment of Fracture Risk and its Application for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis met and subsequently published their findings and recommendations. The major aim of the group was to evaluate available methods for the assessment of fracture risk and how those methods could be used in screening for [...]

By | 2017-08-03T06:44:08-04:00 November 7th, 2007|Blog|0 Comments