Bone Health Center: Information, News, Tips, Expert Advice

Is Black Tea Good For Bone Health?
Mar27

Is Black Tea Good For Bone Health?

Both black and green tea is prepared from a shrub called Camellia sinesis, though with different processing methods. Besides withering of leaves, rolling and heating them, black tea are also fermented before the last stage of heating is done. Since ancient times, the fragrant leaves of camellia sinesis plant have since been brewed into a health drink for medicinal reasons. You can find this sensational beverage in your local...

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10 Best Home Remedies to Boost Your Bone Fitness
Mar23

10 Best Home Remedies to Boost Your Bone Fitness

Bones are responsible for support in the body, and it is therefore by no surprise that you need to be concerned for their general health status. It is unfortunate however that some at some stage in their life-time had to develop weak bones and osteoporosis. Here are some home remedies to boost your bone fitness. 1. Boost Calcium Consumption Calcium is very essential when it comes to bone health. To ensure your bone health is boosted,...

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Multiple Myeloma: Take A Closer Look At Multiple Myeloma
Feb11

Multiple Myeloma: Take A Closer Look At Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is the most common type of cancer that forms in plasma cell, a type of white blood cell. Plasma cells aid the body to fight infections by producing antibodies that identify germs and attack them. The bones and bone marrows are the primary sites where myeloma cells (cancer cells) are produced. As these abnormal cells accumulate in the bone marrow, they crowd out healthy blood cells. And instead of producing antibodies...

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Bone Cancer: Take A Closer Look At Bone Cancer
Feb05

Bone Cancer: Take A Closer Look At Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a fairly uncommon cancer in which a malignant tumor destroys the tissue of the bone. According to the statistics of the American Cancer Society in 2014 it was projected that as many as 3,020 new cases of bone cancer would be found with as many as 1,460 deaths. Not all types of tumors are found to be malignant; in fact, it is more common for a doctor to find a benign tumor in the bone. There are several existing types of...

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Drugs for Osteoporosis: The Possible Cure to Some Types of Cancer
Dec16

Drugs for Osteoporosis: The Possible Cure to Some Types of Cancer

Cancer is still currently one of the top causes of mortality. Since it initially presents with no obvious symptoms, the diagnosis is commonly found only at the later stage of the disease. There have been many forms of treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery but there is still no single cure that will ensure the eradication of cancer cells in the body. Research and clinical trials are still widely conducted in an attempt...

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Do You Know The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis?
Jul04

Do You Know The Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis?

Osteoarthritis (also known as wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative arthritis) is the commonest form of arthritis. There are various terms that are used to describe this form of arthritis. You would hear terms like joint degeneration, joint deterioration, joint narrowing, calcium deposits, bone-on-bone, joint diminishment, bone spurs or even arthritis. It might be difficult for some patients to realize whether they have...

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Bone Health and Your Kidneys – What You Must Know!
Jun07

Bone Health and Your Kidneys – What You Must Know!

As the old gospel song, “Dem Bones” tells us, our bones are all connected to one another. What the hymn implies is our bodies are a unit of systems, with subsystems, all connected together to make a functional whole. The sum of all of our parts makes a unique, whole, individual human, and we need to understand the interconnectedness of these systems when one of them breaks down. Arthritis sufferers, autoimmune disorder...

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Bone Fibrous Dysplasia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention
Nov01

Bone Fibrous Dysplasia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention

What is Fibrous Dysplasia Fibrous Dysplasia is a skeletal disease where instead of the bone to grow a fibrous bone tissue grows. This condition is present even before birth but its presence is not discovered until the affected person reaches adolescence or adulthood and in some cases it can be discovered during childhood. The soft fibrous tissue will expand with time making the bone weak and prone to fractures. In some severe cases it...

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Types, Causes and Treatments
Oct23

Osteogenesis Imperfecta – Types, Causes and Treatments

What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Osteogenesis Imperfecta also known as Lobstein’s syndrome is a disorder that makes the bones weak and fracture easily. People who have osteogenesis Imperfecta have Type-I collagen deficiency causing them to have defective connective tissue or sometimes not able to make the connective tissues. How Common is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? In the world, around 6 to 7 out of 100,000 people are affected....

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Bone Densitometry: Benefits, Side Effects and Possible Risks
Oct15

Bone Densitometry: Benefits, Side Effects and Possible Risks

What is Bone Densitometry? Bone densitometry also called bone density scanning is a method of measuring the bone density. Bone densitometry is usually performed to determine whether a person has osteoporosis or to check the progress for treatment of osteoporosis. Bone densitometry is painless, non invasive test and uses X-ray beams which have different energy levels which are pointed to the patient’s bones then the soft tissue...

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