Osteoporosis and Diabetes Linked

Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!

Osteoporosis and diabetes are associated with the beginning of technology today. Back And Neck Care Center recognizes both of these diseases as Back And Neck Care Center cares for Severna Park chiropractic back pain and neck pain patients. To see how they are connected is compelling!
  • Osteoporosis - a worrisome health issue because of greater danger of bone fracture and death in middle aged and the elderly
  • Diabetes - a troubling health problem due to its increasing impact on its victims of all ages
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What are the different ways that diabetes can bring about osteoporosis? Well, as any Severna Park diabetic understands, diabetes influences a lot body organs from bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to muscles to the eye’s retina to the nervous, endocrine and digestive systems. Wow! Crucial for this conversation: diabetes lowers muscle strength through its myriad of effects that increases fall risk that may lead to bone fractures. (1) What a cycle! A related cycle: 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 Back And Neck Care Center encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible is a positive move for Severna Park 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 Severna Park 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 Severna Park ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment!

Contact Back And Neck Care Center today. Chiropractic care and overall healthcare management are normal bedfellows! Severna Park chiropractic patients benefit hugely!

                

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