September 25, 2022

What is Osteoporosis And Why You Should Care?

Osteoporosis is a quiet condition that occurs slowly over time as we all get older. It is usually not discovered until we start breaking bones from simple falls or less. All of us are born with thin bones, and as we grow, our bones grow and thicken. So, when Mom said “eat your veggies and drink your milk to grow up big and strong,” she was telling the truth. Microscopically, bones are built like steel-girder bridges or scaffolds, lots of bone girders holding up our bodies. Our bones should be their strongest by about age 30. After that, our bones […]
November 18, 2018

One In Three Women At Risk of Osteoporosis

Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and according to a rheumatology specialist at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Knowing the bone health status, especially for those aged 50 years and above, is a key way of identifying one’s risk of developing osteoporosis. Dr Samar Al Emadi, Head of HMC’s Rheumatology Division, said anyone who has osteoporosis risk factors should talk to their doctor and seek a bone health assessment. She also recommends increasing their level of physical activity. “Individuals at risk of osteoporosis should aim to exercise for 30 to 40 minutes three to four times each week, doing […]