August 30, 2016

What is osteoporosis?

In osteoporosis the bones lose their strength and are more likely to break (fracture) often following a minor fall. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 experience fractures, mostly as a result of low bone strength.the wrists, hips and spine are the most commonly affected sites.

What causes osteoporosis?

  • Age - osteoporosis increases as we get older also the risk of fractures increase as we are more prone to falls.

  • Gene...

August 9, 2016

What is Blood Pressure and why is it important?

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). It is recorded as 2 numbers eg 120/80; the top number, the systolic pressure, occurs as the heart contracts, the bottom, the diastolic pressure occurs as the heart relaxes between beats. Blood pressure varies constantly adjusting to the demands of your body. Consistently raised blood pressure...

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