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Risk Factors for Osteoporosis - Yoga

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  • Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
    Risk factors for osteoporosis include ethnicity, gender, alcohol intake, and exercise levels. This part of the eMedTV library explains how you can control some of your risk factors (such as diet and smoking), but not others (such as age).
  • Safety of Calcium
    If you have sarcoidosis, consult your doctor before taking calcium. This eMedTV article lists other warnings and precautions concerning the safety of calcium, including other conditions you should tell your doctor about before taking the supplement.
  • Side Affects Calcium
    Potentially serious calcium side effects include nausea, excessive drowsiness, and vomiting. This eMedTV page lists other side effects that have been reported with calcium products. Side affects calcium is a common misspelling of calcium side effects.
  • Side Effects of Calcitonin Salmon Injection
    Potential side effects of calcitonin salmon injection include loss of appetite, nausea, and flushing. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects seen with the drug, including serious side effects that may require prompt medical attention.
  • Steps for Healthy Living and the Prevention of Osteoporosis
    Healthy living is possible at any age -- the key is to start now! This eMedTV segment discusses the most important steps to healthy living (and the prevention of osteoporosis), such as proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
  • Symptoms of Osteoporosis
    Back pain and fractures that occur as a result of minor injuries are possible symptoms of osteoporosis. This eMedTV article explains how bone density tests can help diagnose osteoporosis before any signs or symptoms occur.
  • Types of Osteoporosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are two types of osteoporosis: primary and secondary. Primary osteoporosis is more common in women, and secondary osteoporosis is more common in men. This page gives an overview of the two types of osteoporosis.
  • Weight Lifting
    Weights you hold in your hands can be used for upper-body exercises. You can also find weights that can be strapped to your ankles for lower-body exercises. Free weights come in a variety of sizes, from as light as one pound on up, so you can start out slowly and gradually increase the weight as your strength increases.
  • Weight Machines
    You'll need to join a gym or fitness center to take advantage of weight machines, unless you invest in a home version. Intimidated by the machines at the gym? Don't be! The majority of fitness centers will offer assistance to teach you how to use their machines.
  • What Is Calcitonin Salmon Injection Used For?
    Calcitonin salmon injection is used for treating Paget's disease, hypercalcemia, and osteoporosis. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works for each of these conditions and lists possible off-label calcitonin salmon injection uses.
  • What Is Calcium Used For?
    Calcium is used for treating osteoporosis, low calcium in the blood, and high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource lists other common calcium uses, explores the effectiveness of this mineral, and discusses the use of this supplement in children.
  • What is Osteopenia?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, osteopenia is a condition characterized by a decrease in bone density. This page describes this topic in a little more detail and includes a link to in-depth information.
  • What Is Osteoporosis?
    Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass, which increases a person's risk for fractures. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this condition, with information on potential risk factors and related statistics.
  • Yoga
    Yoga can improve flexibility and balance. Good balance can help prevent you from falling. This is important for bone health, because falls may lead to broken bones. Certain poses may not be safe for people who are already at risk for breaking a bone, however, such as poses that require you to bend forward. If you have osteoporosis, talk to a healthcare provider before starting a yoga program.
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