Osteolink: Connecting Patients to Improve Health Outcomes

OsteoLink is a direct response to unmet needs in osteoporosis communications. In 2009, the International Osteoporosis Foundation commissioned a survey of over 1,600 people with osteoporosis and health professionals in 12 countries in Europe and Australia that found significant gaps in communication and understanding about living with osteoporosis.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw

What is osteonecrosis of the jaw? Osteonecrosis (ONJ) is a rigorous disease of the bone that affects the upper and lower jaws. Although the condition is uncommon, bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw is a known concern in people being treated for osteoporosis; especially those who have had recent dental work.

Secondary Osteoporosis

There are four main types of osteoporosis: primary; secondary; Osteogenesis imperfecta; and Juvenile. Primary osteoporosis is the most common form and is largely a consequence of the bone recycling mechanisms becoming less efficient as one ages or goes though the menopause. Osteogenesis imperfecta is also known as brittle bone disease and is genetic in nature….

Calcium and Osteoporosis

As calcium is such an important component of the bone it comes as no surprise that there is a link between calcium and osteoporosis. Over 99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the skeleton, and the nutrient is required for both the building  and the maintenance of bone tissue. Aside from its skeletal role…

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis

What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’. This is because the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis are not usually obvious until a person has suffered a fall that has led to a bone breakage. The condition can also be identified at an earlier stage through the use…

Weight Bearing Exercises for Osteoporosis

One of the best ways of preventing and dealing with thinning bones is to carry out weight bearing exercises for osteoporosis. There are many gains to be had from performing physical activity including: an increase in bone and muscle strength; better posture and balance; increased range of motion; decrease in pain; and a better sense…

Osteoporosis Diet

What Foods Should be Included as Part of an Osteoporosis Prevention Diet? Many nutrients are known to play an active role in the bone remodelling cycle. It stands to reason that by incorporating foods rich in these nutrients into your diet, that you will be taking a significant step towards preventing osteoporosis. There are numerous reasons why…

Vitamin K Bone Health and Supplementation

I was not planning to make any more posts on this site until I had finished all of the key informational pages such as the ones on calcium and osteoporosis medications. However, during my research into the Vitamin K and Osteoporosis key page, I hit on something that I found quite disturbing. I would normally…

Traditional Chinese Medicines

Chinese Traditional Medicines and Osteoporosis There has recently been a research paper (doi 10.1155/2012/752837) published by Shih, Yang and Chen from the Department for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Department of public health in Taiwan that looks into the implications of the use of traditional Chinese medications for the treatments of osteoporosis. As many of…