Osteoporosis – a silent killer of your bones!

Osteoporosis - a silent killer of your bones

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Osteoporosis is one of the common bone problems, which causes 8.9 million fractures every year worldwide. It is characterized by thinning and weakening of the bone to a point that they become prone to fracture and breakage. According to a research, published in the Journal Geriatric Nursing, Osteoporosis is a condition that can take even a lifetime […]

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Should You Delay a Hip Replacement Surgery?

Should you delay a hip replacement surgery?

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  In all procedures of elective nature, both physicians, as well as patients, have an opportunity to weigh the benefits of undergoing a surgery vis-a-vis avoiding it. Many patients prefer to delay a surgery until they can no longer bear the pain, or when other treatment options begin to fail and cause […]

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Spinal Stress Fractures

Spinal Stress Fractures

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   Spinal fracture, also known as the spinal stress fracture, is when a single or multiple bones in the spine collapse. Osteoporosis and menopause are common causes. Bone mass can also reduce due to cancer, radiation therapy, and long-term use of corticosteroids. Symptoms include back pain, dull chronic aches, which last […]

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Fairness Cream – When ‘fair’ becomes ‘unfair’

Last updated: 24th October, 2017  When was the last time you heard about a fairness enhancing product, or saw it’s advertisement on television or a website? Quite likely in the past hour and certainly many times through the day. We live in the times where all of us are being constantly bombarded with such advertisements. Plenty […]

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Hip fracture, a devastating skeletal injury!

How hip fracture looks like

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Hip fracture is considered as one of the most common problem in public health, which significantly impacts the quality of life and the cost of the health care. According to a study, published in the Springer Journal- Osteoporosis International, hip fractures incidences are expected to exceed up to 6 million in […]

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Osteoporosis – Rising Trends in Asia

Rising trends in Osteoporosis

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  In earlier times, Osteoporosis has not been considered a significant challenge for countries in Asia because of the lower incidence of hip fractures reported at per capita basis. Hip Fracture Incidence Map – Women Source: International Osteoporosis Foundation Despite the fact that India has a lower daily intake of Calcium, the […]

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Poor man’s rich Calcium diet!

Last updated: 1st November, 2017  In a developing country like India, there are always many concerns with regards to the dietary nutrition-related deficiencies. Calcium deficiency was not deemed to be as big a concern as was the deficiency of energy-rich foods, protein, and iron. Previous studies conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) noted […]

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