20 Sep

The Difference Between Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

Do you have a lot of pain in your joints? Do you frequently feel stiff? Have you had some recent fractures? All of these symptoms can add up to osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or both. Learn what these conditions are, how they differ, and how to determine if you are at risk.

What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that usually sets in at an older age and is typically caused by a lack of calcium in the body and the bones. Osteoporosis causes the bones in the body to become more brittle and more easily broken. This can also affect your joints because the bones of the joints can deteriorate with osteoporosis. 

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10 Sep

Three Surprising Ways Diabetes Affects Your Life

A diagnosis of diabetes is never something that someone wants to hear. Once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it will affect many aspects of your life and for the rest of your life. There is no cure for diabetes, although it can sometimes be managed with just diet and exercise if you are careful and do not have severe fluctuations in blood sugar. Here are three ways diabetes will affect your life that you may not have considered.

Dining Out

When you want to dine out, it will be much more difficult than ever before. You will have to make sure that you are always monitoring how much sugar and carbs you are ingesting in order to control your blood sugar. It is not always easy to tell from a menu description if something has sugar in it or not. You may find yourself needing to ask more questions of the waiters and kitchen staff before being able to make a healthy decision when you go out to eat.

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