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Bone Mass Percentage Chart
It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Weight bearing: Exercises at least 3-4 times/week helps building bone mass. Also I suggest having your doctor check your vitamin d levels in your blood and if low, supplement it (normally take between 1000-2000 iu daily) which will help build bones as well as other things. Yoga and pilates also are useful improving bone density. ...Read more
DEXA scan: There are several methods available with the most common being a DEXA scan measuring the lower or lumbar spine and hip bone densities and comparing these findings to an established table of normal findings. ...Read more
Restore hormones: Hormones at normal levels and in balance are vital both for bone health and for muscle building. Find a functional medicine doctor locally to help you evaluate and replace them properly by going to a4m.Com and using doctor locator function. ...Read more
Some ok, some not...: I agree with not drinking soft-drinks with sugar, a major issue in childhood obesity. While drinks like 7-up, sprite, & gingerale, provide no bone loss, it is well shown that drinking beverages with more than carbonated water, which are soft drinks containg phosphoric acid (colas, dr. Peppers) do cause a net loss of calcium in urine. At best, they should be occasional. ...Read more
Not true: I'm sorry someone told you something this foolish. ...Read more
How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?
What is the bone mass of an average 20 year old male and female? Female weighs 166.2 and the male weighs 195.5
15% of weight: A good ballpark is bone mass is about 15% of your weight. ...Read more
I own a scale that also measures body fat%, bone mass, and hydration. It says I have 7 lbs of bone. Is that good?
???????: Never heard of such a thing. Please make sure there is scientific information to support such claims. ...Read more
A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication, is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?
Nobody really knows: Because each person has a different view of what "heavy bone mass" means, nobody really knows what type of "average weight" one is referring to here. So, my guess is 110 pounds, plus or minus 10 pounds. ...Read more
Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?
Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is the best form of exercise to increase bone mass density. Strength training and hypertrophic exercises can increase muscle strength and size, respectively, and may be somewhat helpful for increasing bone mass density, but the exercise method of choice is weight bearing. Carrying weight while walking can increase benefit. ...Read more
Possibly.: If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, have had a fragility fracture, have low levels of vitamin d in the blood or takes medications which cause bone loss such as cortisone, gastric acid suppressants, or antidepressants it would be wise to have a bone density test. Otherwise it would be appropriate to have one at 60 years. ...Read more
When we gain weight as an adult say after 50, is it mostly FAT or bone & muscle mass also increases?
Good question: It is probably mostly fat. As we age many people are less active and gain weight. Also it is normal to lose muscle mass as we age. Bone does not lose mass. Exercise and good eating habits are the best way to maintain proper weight and muscle mass & strength as we age. Walking, lifting weights, swimming etc. Are very good options. ...Read more
I have multiple bone lesions and also soft tissue mass near my spine and ilium what are the chances this is multiple myloma?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Certainly the concern for a neoplastic condition would be a consideration. A serum protein electrophoresis can usually give a good idea about whether it is multiple myeloma. A biopsy would certainly be the definitive test. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?
Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Exercise: No short cuts. Take up weight lifting. ...Read more
Do Underweight Men and Women have Low Bone Mass? And could you get osteoporosis in a Younger Age? I'm 20 years old
Tricky question: Hi. Yes, young people can certainly have bad bone health due to genetic or nutritional defects. However, you don't reach peak bone mass in life until about age 30, so environmental factors (nutrition, vitamins, etc...everything but genetic factors) could still be addressed and corrected with gain of bone mass & strength. You need adequate protein nutrition, calcium, and vitamin D, etc. For bone. ...Read more
IF a person used to be Normal Weight But now is Underweight will he still have Thicker bones and a Higher Bone mass?
Probably: I would still check your vitamin D3 level since most people are low. ...Read more
Which specialist for a 2x6cm hard, swollen and painful mass over my right pubic bone? Duration 6 yrs with increase in size&pain
What suggestions is there for a scrawny/skinny male in his 20s to increase overall body mass, bone density, and strong athletic physique?
Weight training.. .: To gain weight, one has to consume more calories than he is burning. Do this in a healthy way by avoiding junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help increase one's body mass (muscles). Body-building "supplements" are not needed. ...Read more
I had swelling near top right of hip bone. Swelling and pain went in 2 days. But there now is a lumpy mass which wasn't there before, what could it be?
I have a weird and painful mass on my temple, feels kind of like I've grown a new bone, although it's not visible on the outside, could it be a tumor?
Can be: If you see a mass on your bone, you must get a. Heck up urgently. ...Read more
What steps should I take in addition to weight-bearing exercises to help rebuild bone mass? Any supplements, otc meds, or special diet instructions? Thanks!
How can I make my sholders and my back wider, not by muscle mass, but by bone structure?? what is the best way
No way: There is no way to do that. You cannot change heredity. ...Read more
My vitamin d is 160. Are there any tests to see if I am losing bone mass while I wait for the level to fall to normal?
Won't decrease bone: Excess vitamin d can cause dangerously elevated blood levels of calcium but is unlikely to cause much bone loss unless it persists for a long time. While the official "normal range" is 30-100, according to the national institutes of health levels over 200 ng/ml are "potentially toxic." 160 is unlikely to cause serious problems, and if your serum calcium is normal you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Will any of the substances, turmeric, fenugreek, and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) help protect against the loss of bone mass?
Voodoo snake oil: Hi. No. You're right about at peak bone mass in life at age 29. Get enough dietary calcium and vitamin D (that will probably require supplements). You can buy that herbal junk, but you're just enriching the snake oil salespeople. Also for skeletal health, get weight-bearing exercise, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more
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