London Osteoporosis Clinic Blog

    Osteoporosis: what is the big deal and why the need for action?

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Aug 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

    Osteoporosis is common, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in the UK. Every year, there are over 500,000 osteoporosis-related fractures, and every month, 1,100 deaths occur following a hip fracture. The impact of osteoporosis can be devastating, but it is treatable, and preventable.

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    Topics: osteoporosis, bones, diagnosis, treatment, prevention

    Should arthritis be considered a medical emergency?

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Aug 3, 2017 5:03:06 PM

    Arthritis conditions have a serious impact on both individual health and the healthcare system across the UK. Around 10 million people over the UK suffer from some form of arthritis*, the most common forms being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Over 30% of GP consultations are related to a musculoskeletal condition. Health and safety executive reports state that work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSKDs) in Great Britain remain an ill health related condition that places significant burdens on employers and employees accounting for 41% of all work related ill health. With approximately 15% of the population affected, arthritis is a real problem needing to be tackled, treated, and prevented. Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic discusses why he believes arthritis should be treated as a medical emergency.

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    Topics: treatment, wellness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, disability prevention

    Arthritis, menopause and hormonal changes

    Posted by Shahzadi Harper on Jul 28, 2017 12:17:11 PM

     There are 3.5 billion women on the planet (almost) all of whom will go through the menopause at some stage in their life.  In the UK The average age of menopause is 51 years old.  A woman officially reaches the menopause when she has gone through 12 consecutive months without a period.  The time leading up to this is called the perimenopause.   During this transitional time, the levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate, giving rise to the symptoms of menopause that we are all more commonly aware of, irregular periods, hot flushes, night sweats and effect on mood.

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    Topics: bones, osteoarthritis, joint pain, menopause

    The importance of vitamin D and your bones

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Jul 19, 2017 7:26:03 PM

    You’ve likely heard of vitamin D, in some way or another. Maybe you’ve eyed it on your smoothie bottle, or pondered what it was doing in your moisturiser, but never really known exactly why we need it, and what role it performs in our bodies. Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic gives us the basics of vitamin D, and why it’s necessary for us and our bone health. 

     

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    Topics: osteoporosis, bones, nutrition, prevention

    Osteoporosis and your lifestyle: why is it important?

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Jul 3, 2017 6:08:41 PM

    Osteoporosis is common, affecting 3 million people in the UK.  Every year, there are over 500,000 osteoporosis-related fractures, and every month, 1,100 deaths occur following a hip fracture. The impact of osteoporosis can be devastating, but it is treatable, and preventable. Dr Taher Mahmud, leading consultant rheumatologist and co-founder of the London Osteoporosis Clinic, gives us an overview of the facts. 

     

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    Topics: bones, fractures, prevention, life style

    Osteoporosis - what is the big deal and why the need for action

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Jun 28, 2017 6:08:00 AM

    Osteoporosis is common, affecting hundreds of thousands of people in the UK. Every year, there are over 500,000 osteoporosis-related fractures, and every month, 1,100 deaths occur following a hip fracture. The impact of osteoporosis can be devastating, but it is treatable, and preventable.

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    Topics: osteoporosis, bones, treatment, prevention, need for action

    Strontium ranelate (Protelos) to be discontinued

    Posted by Natalie on Jun 15, 2017 2:22:33 PM

    Osteoporosis drug strontium ranelate (Protelos) will not be available after August

    Servier, the manufacturer of strontium ranelate will no longer offer the drug to the UK after August. This is because the drug has limited uses and relatively few patients are on the drug.

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    Topics: bones, brittle, treatment, drugs, safety, alert

    Arresting graphics about osteoporosis!

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on Jun 14, 2017 12:07:04 PM

    http://www.londonosteoporosisclinic.com/hard-facts/

     

    Osteoporosis causes 8.9 million fractures world wide every year and 500,000 fractures in the UK alone; sadly following a fracture most individuals are not assessed or offered optimum treatment.


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    Topics: osteoporosis, bones, graphics, fractures-scale

    Key nutritents necessary for healthy bones and muscle

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on May 30, 2017 1:00:18 PM

    Diet has direct effect on our health, the key nutrients for optimum bone health are viatmin D, Calcium, Protein, Magnesium, Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Zinc

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    Topics: diet, osteoporosis, bones, brittle, fractures, nutrition

    Sarcopaenia (muscle loss) and impact on health

    Posted by Taher Mahmud on May 26, 2017 8:11:39 AM

    Muscle weakness is directly linked with bone loss of bone strength and general health - impacting many organs directly

     

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    Topics: osteoporosis, bones, muscle, sarcopaenia