Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!
are linked with the onset of technology today. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center notices both of
these diseases as Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center cares for Paramus chiropractic back
and neck pain
patients. To see how they are linked is fascinating!
- Osteoporosis - a difficult health issue due to the higher
risk of bone fracture and death in middle aged and older folks
- Diabetes - a troubling health issue due to its cumulative
effect on its sufferers of all ages
So how might diabetes lead to
osteoporosis? Well, as any Paramus diabetic recognizes, diabetes affects quite a few
body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s
retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Geez! Central for
this discussion: diabetes decreases muscle strength through its slew of effects
that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures
What a cycle! A
having had a wrist fracture puts post-menopausal women at higher
risk for future fractures to. 15.5% of post-menopausal women who experienced a wrist
fracture had another non-wrist related fracture - hip, vertebrae, upper
extremity, and lower extremity - later in life. (2)
So Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible
is a positive move for Paramus diabetics.
But how are they related and how does technology play into
the equation? “Abdominal adiposity!” In common language, it’s a bit too much
fat around the middle. This condition sets
some Paramus folks up for special health challenges like
cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. It may even be considered a cause
of these diseases. Interestingly, when dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA
scans) are used to identify those at risk for osteoporosis, a side finding is
telling. DEXA scans’ ability to measure tissue thickness reveals that a greater
spine-hip thickness difference is significantly associated with a greater
chance of diabetes. This association is stronger in women than men. (3) So
Paramus ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your
next Paramus chiropractic appointment!
Contact Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Chiropractic care and overall
healthcare management are common bedfellows!
Paramus chiropractic patients benefit hugely!
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