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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. Normally, bones go through cycles where your body breaks down old bone and replaces it with healthy new bones. In osteoporosis you loose too much bone, or can not produce enough healthy replacement bone. As a result of this disease your bones can become weak and brittle, which can increase your risk of a break or fracture. Treatments vary depending on the severity of the disease, sex, and the age of the patient. Some of the more common treatments include:

  • Fosamax® (alendronate sodium oral tablet) available in daily and weekly dosing, available generic
  • Reclast® (zoledronic acid injection) annual infusion

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Calcium

Taking calcium—either through diet or supplements—is a little like making deposits into a bone bank account. If you keep a healthy balance of this mineral, your body is able to build and maintain bone, which is a living, ever-changing tissue. Not only does calcium keep bones and teeth healthy, it also helps with clotting blood, …

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Osteoporosis and Belly Fat

Bigger Bellies: Bad for Bones?   Do you recall reading that extra weight can protect your bones? If so, you probably thought, hey, great – at least it’s good for something.           Well, sorry, but researchers are now making somewhat of an 180-degree turn – or, at least when it comes to “spare tires.” It …

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