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Osteoporosis and Diabetes Linked

Odd bedfellows, eh? Not so much!

Osteoporosis and diabetes are connected with the onset of technology today. Hollstrom & Associates Inc notices both of these diseases as Hollstrom & Associates Inc cares for Largo chiropractic back pain and neck pain patients. To see how they are linked is fascinating!
  • Osteoporosis - a difficult health issue due to the bigger possibility of bone fracture and death in middle aged and older folks
  • Diabetes - a troubling health concern due to its accruing influence on its sufferers of all ages
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So how might diabetes bring on osteoporosis? Well, as any Largo diabetic recognizes, diabetes involves 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. That's crazy! Bottomline for this discussion: diabetes reduces muscle strength through its slew 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc encourages diabetic patients to keep diabetes under control as best as possible is a positive move for Largo 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 Largo 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 Largo ladies, let’s take a closer look at your DEXA scan at your next Largo chiropractic appointment!

Contact Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Chiropractic care and overall healthcare management are natural bedfellows! Largo chiropractic patients benefit hugely!


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