Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture (broken bones), particularly of the hip, spine and wrist.
Adding a calcium supplement into your diet helps ensure that you are meeting your daily intake requirements. There are so many different options and formulations of calcium available on the market; choosing the right one may be difficult.
Keep in mind that calcium supplements may interfere with some of the prescription medications which you may be taking. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any possible interactions with your medication.
At least 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 is affected by it. Once thought of as primarily a ‘woman’s disease’; certain risk factors and lifestyle habits are known to put men at risk for developing osteoporosis.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation more women die from heart disease and stroke in Canada each year than all forms of cancer combined. There are different risk factors associated with heart disease, some which you can control and others which you can not.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that significantly raises a person’s chance for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Abdominal obesity has been linked as the warning sign for metabolic syndrome.
Measuring the waist circumference can tell a person how much fat is located around their abdomen. Several studies have linked extra fat around the waist to an increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome, hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidaemia (high blood cholesterol), and type 2 diabetes.
Some women are also affected by hair loss of the eyebrows or eyelashes. This may be related to the reasons mentioned above but also due to adverse affects of previous cosmetic or aesthetic treatments, as well as general aging, as our lashes tend to become thinner over time.
Spider Veins: Are tiny blood vessels that are apparent on the skin’s surface, they are often found on the face or legs Their appearance is usually red, blue or purple in color; they look like a spider web or tree branch.
Men's Cancer link to Canadian Cancer Society resource page..click here
Women's Cancer link to Canadian Cancer Society resource page..click here
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