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  • Body Against Bone Loss
    1,596 words
    Twenty years ago osteoporosis was a word used mainly by researchers and physicians. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of information about this condition that can cause severe pain and crippling. No cure is known yet, but ways to lessen your potential for osteoporosis have been identified. Today, one in three Americans are 50 or older. The baby boom generation will begin to enter their retirement shortly after the turn of the century that is rapidly approaching. Thanks in part...
  • Chronic Laminitis The Horses Hoof
    580 words
    Laminitis in Horses ABSTRACT: Laminitis is a painful and serious disease that can cause lameness in horses. It is an inflammation of the laminae. The Laminae is tissue that connects coffin bone and the wall of the hoof. Laminitis can occur in any horse, usually obese horses, and ponies. It is caused by changes of horses' feed, lush grass, retained placenta, intake of cold water while horse is still hot, surgery, trauma to the hoof, riding on hard ground. Key Words: Laminitis, Laminae, Inflammati...
  • Stop Bone Loss
    508 words
    Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a health ailment which causes bones to become so porous that they can break easily. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. The bones in our skeleton are made of a thick outer shell and a strong inner mesh filled with collagen [protein], calcium salts and other minerals. The inside looks like honeycomb, with blood vessels and bone marrow in the spaces between bone. Osteoporosis occurs when the holes between bone become bigger, making it fragile and liable to bre...
  • Metabolic Bone Disease Osteoporosis
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    Bone diseases most directly influence the ability to walk or to move any part of the body -- hands, limbs, neck, and spine. They are related to joint disorders -- ARTHRITIS, COLLAGEN DISEASE, DISLOCATION of joints, and RHEUMATISM. The medical specialty pertaining to bone disorders is ORTHOPEDICS. Fractures are the most common bone disorders. They can occur as the result of an accident or be secondary to metabolic diseases. Fractures are life-threatening to aged people having the metabolic bone d...
  • Osteoporosis Causes Bones
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    The topic I have chosen is Osteoporosis and how it is related to a deficiency of calcium. Throughout my human nutrition course the importance for proper nutrition and adequate dietary supplements has been constantly emphasized. Nutrition is the science that deals with food and how the body utilizes it. All living things need food to live. Food supplies energy, which people need to perform certain actions and bodily functions. Food also provides substances that the body needs to build and repair ...
  • Bone Without Osteoporosis
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    What is Osteoporosis? It can happen without warning - you bend over to pick up a pencil that has fallen on the floor and feel a searing pain in your side. Later you learn you " ve fractured a rib. If you " re an older woman, your fracture is most likely the result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, which means leaky bones, causes bones to become weak and brittle - so brittle that even mild stresses like bending over, lifting a vacuum or coughing can cause a fracture. In most cases, bones weaken when...

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