When I tell people that the most dangerous food additive they are likely to eat is salt they get really disappointed because they expect me to say an artificial sweetener or flavour, neither of which probably has any effect on their health. Salt is off the radar; no-one cares about salt.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they break easily—most often, bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Osteoporosis is called a “silent disease” because you may not notice any changes until a bone breaks. All the while, though, your bones had been losing strength for many years.
Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chance of having a stroke.
Osteoporosis, a disease of the bones, causes a loss of structural integrity. Simply put, your bones get weaker and weaker by becoming brittle, more porous, and prone to fracture.
Introduction to bone health The health of your bones has a direct bearing on your ability to function in today’s busy lifestyle. You may find yourself wondering how you got to the point of not being able to carry in the groceries or even go for a walk. Without strong skeletal support, your body is unable to keep up to the demands of daily life. This topic will provide information for developing, and then maintaining your bones. This is NOT medical advice, see your doctor for that.
040919 Osteoporosis: The risk factors Some risk factors are under your control whereas others are not. Here is a brief list for your consideration. 1. Gender-of the ten million people with osteoporosis in the United States 80% of these are women. Particularly affected, and at increased risk for the disease, are Caucasian and Asian women. … Continue reading 040919 Osteoporosis: The risk factors