Items Tagged ‘Balance’

Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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Tags: Agility, Alcoholism, Anorexia, Balance, bone health, bone loss, Bone mass, Bones, cigarette smoking, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


Ask the Doctors - How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

March 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

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Dear Doctors: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being […]

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Tags: Balance, cane, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, equilibrium, geriatrics, good balance, head trauma, muscle strength, old age, senior citizen, spatial orientation