Keeping your bones and muscles strong
Basically, frailty is a combination of osteopenia (loss of bone density) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass). Everyone is vulnerable, but the risk can be greatly reduced if you take action early in life to build and maintain strong bones and muscles.
When it comes to your bones, being DENSE is a GOOD thing!
... density is determined via a bone scan or bone mineral density (BMD) test. The most common – and most accurate – test is a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. Try saying that real fast! The bones in the spine, hip and sometimes the forearm ...
Women on 'drug holiday' for bone loss should be tested
bisphosphonate that has accumulated in the bones during treatment slowly trickles out, like an extended-release medication. This helps preserve bone strength and lowers the chance of fracture. Doctors continue to monitor a woman's bone density -- a measure ...
Myth: Only women aged above 50 face low bone density problems
But what does bone density really mean? Bone density refers to the mineral matter per square centimeter of bones (Wikipedia). As we age, our bones get thinner and hence weaker. Thus, they fracture more easily and also take longer to heal. Ailments such as ...
Healthy bones are crucial at every life stage
Bones in later stages Having a low-impact fitness routine and maintaining a good diet are important, and Broome recommends people 60 years old and older go to their primary healthcare provider to get a bone density scan. "If that shows signs of a ...