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Osteoporosis Quiz: What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis Quiz: What is Osteoporosis?

Prolia® contains the same medicine as Prolia® can cause serious side effects: Serious allergic reactions have happened in people who take Prolia®. If you have low blood calcium, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia®. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with Prolia®. Symptoms of a fracture include new or unusual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh. Increased risk of broken bones, including broken bones in the spine, after stopping Prolia®. After your treatment with Prolia® is stopped, your risk for breaking bones, including bones in your spine, is increased. If your Prolia® treatment is stopped, talk to your doctor about other medicine that you can take. People who have weakened immune systems or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing serious infections. Some people who take Prolia® develop severe bone, joint, or muscle pain.
Strains And Sprains: What’s The Difference?

Strains and Sprains: What’s the Difference?

Strains and Sprains: What's the Difference?. Q. What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain? Although the soft-tissue injuries sound alike and can cause many of the same symptoms, the difference between a strain and a sprain is the part of the body affected. A strain involves injury to either a muscle or a tendon, which is a strong fibrous band that links muscle to bone. The wrists and knees are also vulnerable to sprains. Strains usually happen as the result of a twisting or pulling motion, perhaps after engaging in a vigorous contact sport or lifting something heavy. Your feet, back, and hamstring muscles are common sites for strains. If you have a strain, you’ll likely experience pain at the injury site, muscle weakness or spasms, inflammation, limited motion, and possibly swelling. Your first step is to reduce the swelling and pain by following the RICE formula (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for one to two days, possibly accompanied by an over-the-counter pain reliever. No matter whether it’s a strain or a sprain, if your pain is intense and you’re having trouble getting around, see a doctor as soon as possible.
Yogurt Consumption In Older Adults Linked With Better Bone Health

Yogurt consumption in older adults linked with better bone health

Yogurt consumption in older adults linked with better bone health. The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors. The study led by Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with St James's Hospital Dublin and co-investigators from Nutrition at Ulster University, Coleraine investigated participants from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) ageing cohort study. Total hip and femoral neck bone mineral density measures in females were 3.1-3.9% higher among those with the highest yogurt intakes compared to the lowest and improvements were observed in some of the physical function measures (6.7% better). After adjusting for all these factors, each unit increase in yogurt intake in women was associated with a 31% lower risk of osteopenia and a 39% lower risk of osteoporosis. In men, a 52% lower risk of osteoporosis was found. Vitamin D supplements were also associated with significantly reduced risks both in men and women. Osteoporosis is a chronic condition associated with a reduction in bone strength and an increased risk of bone fracture. The data suggest that improving yogurt intakes could be a strategy for maintaining bone health but it needs verification through future research as it is observational." The TUDA study was funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Food Institutional Research Measure initiative and the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Cross-Border Research and Development Programme: "Strengthening the all Island Research Base".