Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs – are common pain relievers that include ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and other similar medicines that may be sold over-the-counter or by prescription. However, new warnings have been issued by the Food and Drug Administration. According to Consumer Reports, approximately 100,000 hospital admissions and 16,000 deaths were related to NSAIDs in 2013. Sometimes NSAIDs
If you’ve ever broken a bone and suffered a fragility fracture, it’s important to know that you may be at risk for osteoporosis. Doctors use the term fragility fracture to refer to any broken bone that’s caused by a fall from a standing height or less. Many adults are uncomfortable with the term because they think fragility is reserved for someone who is very old or weak. Even the term fracture is confusing because i
The knee is the largest joint in the body, and the surface of the bones inside the knee joint is covered by articular cartilage, which absorbs shock and provides a smooth, gliding surface for joint movement. Mild or moderate knee pain can be a burden on your everyday activities or routine. Whether due to a sprain, exercise, injury or arthritis, there are several things you can do to help. You can’t run to the doctor
Broken bones can be deadly for race horses and also for people. Approximately 20% of women will break a hip and one fourth of them will be dead within a year. Half will never again walk independently, and one in five will live permanently in a long-term care facility. The risk of death after a hip fracture is even worse for men. It’s also worse for race horses because they rarely survive a broken leg. The great race
Here is a list of the top ten foods you should consume daily. Each of these helps to maintain strong bones, a healthy diet and prevent or repair several health issues. 1. Lemons – Contain more than 100% of your daily vitamin C. Add them to a refreshing beverage or to your water. 2. Broccoli – Include broccoli in your next meal, as a side dish or to give your meal some color! Broccoli provides the essential bone-build
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the benefits of Avocado and Soybean Oils for joint sufferers. This is also called ASU and is one of the three ingredients in IBBH® Joint Formula. First we’ll review the report. Then, we’ll review possible concerns about soy products. After that, we’ll explain later why three ingredients were selected even though ASU by itself has been shown to have some benefit. The report
Regular exercise throughout the week can ease symptoms of arthritis. However, feeling fatigued along with joint pain and other symptoms can be a big barrier to getting regular exercise. So, it’s important to find some exercises you can do even when you’re tired. Some benefits of exercise include improved daily activities, decreased depression and fatigue, reduced pain, and improved sleep. Below are 7 exercises progra
Institute for Better Bone Health (I.B.B.H.) is a leading organization for the natural care of bone and joint health, founded by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles T. Price. The Institute’s BoneHealthNow blog is an additional online resource for consumers on how to lead a bone and joint-healthy life, addressing such topics as nutrition, exercise and treatment options.