Category Archives: osteoporosis

What You Need to Know about Your Bone Health

Fit to a T, What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health and Osteoporosis from U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative on Vimeo.

Fit to a T – La información que usted quisiera tener acera de su salud ósea y Osteoporosis from U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative on Vimeo.

How to Prevent Stress Fractures

From US News, December 24, 2019

A SMALL CRACK IN THE bone that results from repetitive force (rather than trauma), stress fractures are common in athletes, like runners. The injuries also often occur in older people whose bones aren’t as strong or have been weakened by conditions like osteoporosis, which reduce bone density.

Stress fractures most commonly occur in weight-bearing bones, namely those in our feet and lower legs. That includes the long bones in the middle of our feet, called the metatarsals.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D has been back in the news again recently. Is it necessary? Is it useful?

A forthcoming article in JBMRPlus by an international team of endocrinologists clears up some of the confusion.

Vitamin D: Giveth to those who Needeth

Abstract

Vitamin D is essential to prevent rickets or osteomalacia. All guidelines conclude that very poor vitamin D (defined as serum 25OHD below 12 ng/ml) should be avoided. There is however a lively debate on the role of vitamin D for skeletal and extra‐skeletal health of adults and elderly subjects with some calling it “futile” and other claiming that very high serum 25OHD such as found in African tribes are needed. Based on a careful evaluation of all existing data, we suggest that vitamin D is not a panacea for all possible diseases of mankind. Vitamin D is, however, important for bone health throughout life. We encourage vitamin D supplementation in moderate doses for all who need it, especially the very young, pregnant women, immigrants with dark skin living in moderate climates, and (frail) older persons. Some people take more vitamin D than needed but far too many are continue to live with an in adequate vitamin D and or calcium nutritional status.

Please cite this article as doi: 10.1002/jbm4.10232.

 

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