Ways in which you can help prevent osteoporosis
In order to promote bone growth and keep your bones healthy, it is important to get enough calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients. If you are lactose intolerant, it may be difficult to get enough calcium from food alone. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, which does not just benefit your bone health, but your […]Read Article
15 things you might not know about bone loss and osteoporosis
Bone is actually a living, growing organ in the body, which is strong, but flexible. We constantly lose old bone and form new bone throughout our lives. Past the mid-life point, bone loss usually starts to become greater than bone formation across the general population, affecting both men and women. When you lose […]Read Article
Advice on calcium – how much is needed for healthy bones?
Just how much calcium do I need? Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic discusses nutrition, and how calcium intake can help build healthy bones, especially while we are young. Calcium is an essential nutrient. In fact, it is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and plays an important role in its […]Read Article
The benefits and risks of exercise: how exercise affects your body
Just as everyone knows water is wet, the fact that exercise is good for you is common knowledge. However, as with many things in our daily lives, it comes with its own set of risks. In this article Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic discusses the ways that exercise can help your body, […]Read Article
Breast, Bone and Head pains
Breast, Bone and Head pains, can be first signs of the menopauseFluctuating hormones are thought to be the reason behind many conditions and symptoms relating to the menopause. Breast pain Breast pain and tenderness are common in the early menopausal transition, but begin to diminish in the late menopausal transition. This is probably due to […]Read Article
Osteoporosis: what is the big deal and why the need for action?
Osteoporosis is common, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in the UK. Every year, there are over 500,000 osteoporosis-related fractures, and every month, 1,100 deaths occur following a hip fracture. The impact of osteoporosis can be devastating, but it is treatable, and preventable. What do you know about osteoporosis? In the UK alone, 1 in […]Read Article
Should arthritis be considered a medical emergency?
Arthritis conditions have a serious impact on both individual health and the healthcare system across the UK. Around 10 million people over the UK suffer from some form of arthritis*, the most common forms being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Over 30% of GP consultations are related to a musculoskeletal condition. Health and safety executive reports […]Read Article
Arthritis, menopause and hormonal changes
There are 3.5 billion women on the planet (almost) all of whom will go through the menopause at some stage in their life. In the UK The average age of menopause is 51 years old. A woman officially reaches the menopause when she has gone through 12 consecutive months without a period. The time leading […]Read Article
The importance of vitamin D and your bones
You’ve likely heard of vitamin D, in some way or another. Maybe you’ve eyed it on your smoothie bottle, or pondered what it was doing in your moisturiser, but never really known exactly why we need it, and what role it performs in our bodies. Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic gives us […]Read Article
Osteoporosis – what is the big deal and why the need for action
Osteoporosis is common, affecting over three million individuals in the UK. Every year, there are over 500,000 osteoporosis-related fractures, and every month, 1,100 deaths occur following a hip fracture. The impact of osteoporosis can be devastating, but it is treatable, and preventable. What do you know about osteoporosis? In the UK alone, 1 in 2 […]Read Article
Strontium ranelate (Protelos) to be discontinued
Osteoporosis drug strontium ranelate (Protelos) will not be available after August Servier, the manufacturer of strontium ranelate will no longer offer the drug to the UK after August. This is because the drug has limited uses and relatively few patients are on the drug. Protelos was licensed in the UK for treatment of severe […]Read Article
Interesting graphics about osteoporosis!
https://www.londonosteoporosisclinic.com/hard-facts/ Osteoporosis causes 8.9 million fractures world wide every year and 500,000 fractures in the UK alone; sadly following a fracture most individuals are not assessed or offered optimum treatment. Many osteoporosis patients are not screened or treated for osteoporosis. For example only 2 in 10 are scanned and few treated appropriately. One […]Read Article
Key nutrients necessary for healthy bones and muscle
Nutrition is vital for healthy bones. Nutrition and bone, muscle and joint health are closely related. A healthy diet can help you prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders by assisting in the production and maintenance of bone. Conversely, if you’re not getting the right nutrients you’re putting yourself at greater risk for bone, […]Read Article
Sarcopaenia (muscle loss) and impact on health
Muscle weakness is directly linked with bone loss of bone strength and general health – impacting many organs directly Sarcopaenia describes a clinical condition of reduced muscle mass and strength. Sarcopaenia is associated with inactivity and ageing. Sarcopaenia related impaired muscle function gives rise to poor balance, gait and overall ability to undertakeevery day activities. […]Read Article
Who should and should not have DEXA scan
Osteoporosis is a clinical diagnosis, DEXA scan is the single most helpful test. Less than 2 in 10 patient who should be investigated following a fracture are tested Osteoporosis is a clinical diagnosis, DEXA scan is the single most helpful test. A DEXA scan is a quick and painless procedure that involves lying on your […]Read Article
Are You At Risk Of Weak Bones?
Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting 1:2 women and 1:5 men over the age of 50. There are many factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis and fractures, some are listed below Genetic & medical factors: Female sex. Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis than are men. Age. The older you get, […]Read Article
The Calcium Chronicles: How Much Do You Really Need? Try Calcium Calculator
As one of the building blocks of our body, calcium plays a key role in maintaining the strength and structure of our bones and teeth. This crucial mineral makes up about 1kg of our body weight, and a staggering 99% of it is stored in our bones. But how much calcium do we really need […]Read Article