Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis in men overlooked by doctors and patients

Osteoporosis in men is often overlooked by health care professionals, a study in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology from the University of Sheffield has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Men with high levels of body fat may be at risk for osteoporosis

Men with high levels of body fat have lower bone density and may be more likely to break a bone than those with normal levels of body fat, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical ...

Surgery

Total hip replacement may influence pelvic stress fracture

(HealthDay)—Sacral insufficiency fracture (SIF) more often occurs contralateral to total hip arthroplasty (THA) rather than ipsilateral to THA, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Journal of Bone & Joint ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Women with rheumatoid arthritis have bone fragility

(HealthDay)—Premenopausal women with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have systemic bone fragility at peripheral sites, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New therapies offer hope for management of menopausal hot flashes

Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, affecting roughly 75% of women. They can adversely affect a woman's quality of life by disrupting sleep and mood and can lead to more serious health consequences. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links kidney stones with bone problems

In an analysis of nationwide data from the Veterans Health Administration, approximately one-quarter of individuals with kidney stones had a diagnosis of osteoporosis or bone fracture around the time of their kidney stone ...

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Bone density

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term referring to the amount of matter per cubic centimeter of bones. It is measured by a procedure called densitometry, often performed in the radiology or nuclear medicine departments of hospitals or clinics. The measurement is painless and non-invasive and involves minimal radiation exposure. Measurements are most commonly made over the lumbar spine and over the upper part of the hip. The forearm is scanned if either the hip or the lumbar spine can't be.

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