If you’ve ever had pain in your hip, you’re not alone. Once regarded as an ailment that plagued people over 50, younger athletes and weekend warriors are increasingly susceptible to it. Before the occasional twinge or a nagging ache becomes near debilitating distress, it’s wise to seek attention.After diagnosis, hip pain can often be eased by such nonsurgical treatments as physical therapy, changes in exercise routines and cortisone injections. Luckily, hip surgery has seen many advances in technological and medical techniques over the last few decades. Approaches to rehabilitation have evolved as well. When patients who have exhausted other avenues are recommended for hip surgery, the prospect is not as scary or complicated as it once was.Preserving the hipSometimes called scope or hip preservation, arthroscopy uses tiny cameras and surgical instruments that are inserted through small “poke-hole” incisions. Hip arthroscopies have seen a remarkable … [Read more...] about Hip pain: doctors’ advice on treatment and prevention
Calcium and vitamin d recommendations
The world of health and wellness loves to spout off one-size-fits-all approaches to diet plans and fitness regimens, but a new study claims to reveal the best diet for some older adults. A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose "bad" fat, according to a study out of Wake Forest University. Geriatricians, the doctors who specialize in the health care of older adults, have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss, according to a news release from Wake Forest. With that in mind, researchers aimed to quantify the risk of doing nothing by comparing results from a weight loss group vs. a weight stability group.RELATED READ: Obesity-related cancers hitting millennials hard, new study findsResearchers said 96 adults over age of 65 were randomly split into two groups: a six-month, low-calorie meal … [Read more...] about High-protein, low-calorie diet promotes healthy weight loss in obese seniors, researchers say
STIRLING, Carlisle and Manchester are among the cities whose residents are most likely to be lowest in vitamin D this February, according to experts. Scientists from the University of Manchester considered factors including available amounts of vitamin D-effective UVB rays, as well as cloud cover, ozone and aerosol levels before coming to their conclusion. In 2018, compared to those in Scotland, those living in the south of England are thought to have experienced around 28 more days when UV rays were high enough for the body to make a useful amount of vitamin D. For this month, Carlisle is predicted to have the lowest levels of vitamin D of all the cities in England, while Bangor is expected to see the least in Wales - with Stirling lowest of all in Great Britain. According to the NHS, vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, and is needed to help keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Combining the data, experts worked with Boots Vitamins to create a … [Read more...] about Stirling, Carlisle and Manchester residents most likely to lack vitamin D
VEGAN parents are ignoring doctors’ advice on babies’ diets and turning to Facebook groups for tips instead. In a growing trend, Australian parents are sharing tips about the vegan diets they’re putting their kids on – some as young as six months. It comes as a couple, from Sydney, who fed their daughter an extreme vegan diet recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide for a child, causing serious injury. The girl’s diet was so restricted she developed rickets, a degenerative bone disease caused by malnourishment. An investigation by the Daily Telegraph and Storyful found a growing number of parents trading vegan diet tips for their kids on social media. The Facebook group Vegan Baby Led Weaning has more than 7700 members and its description says it’s for “vegan mums, dads, and anyone that is doing baby led weaning with their little vegans”. Earlier this year a mum asked for alternative advice when her doctor said “some things I … [Read more...] about How vegan parents are ignoring doctors’ advice on babies’ diets and turning to Facebook for dodgy tips
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 12:02 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I’m 70, Caucasian, slim and was diagnosed with osteoporosis five years ago. Before that, I took Fosamax for five years. I take 1,000 mg calcium citrate, 3 mg boron and a multivitamin containing 2,000 IU vitamin D. An X-ray showed three compression fractured vertebra. I read that taking more than 1,000 IU of vitamin D can cause bone mass loss! I started crying thinking that I caused the fractures from taking too much vitamin D. I’ve stopped the multivitamin and just take 500 IU of the vitamin D. I’m outside an hour a day. Do you know of bone mass loss from too much? V.W. Dear V.W.: Low levels of vitamin D are a common and treatable cause of bone loss, which can lead to fractures. It’s a good idea to check the vitamin D level in people with known osteoporosis. There remains controversy about the optimum level of vitamin D, but a level between 30 and 50 ng/mL is generally … [Read more...] about Doc: Does too much vitamin D cause bone mass reduction?