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Doctor insights on: Strength Of Bones After Break

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Bone (Definition)

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


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I was just wondering how can you boost your bone health/strength?

I was just wondering how can you boost your bone health/strength?

Calcium, vitamin D: Assure adequate calcium ingestion, that vitamin d levels are adequate, reduce caffeine intake, check your medications to see which affect bone and sometimes medications such as Actonel or miacalcitonin are required. ...Read more

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How to increase bone strength ?

How to increase bone strength ?

Excercise: Resistance exercises, strength training and swimming can help you increase your bone strength ...Read more

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I would like to know about the diets and exercise one should follow to increase the strength and bone weight. ?

I would like to know about the diets and exercise one should follow to increase the strength and bone weight. ?

Weight bearing: exercise. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does 8 hours (good) sleeping Contributes to bone strength?

Does 8 hours (good) sleeping  Contributes to bone strength?

Bone health: The best way to increase bone strength is actually by performing weight bearing exercise. This is because the body responds to the 'use it or lose it' principle. If you 'stress' the bones with weight/exercise, the body will realize 'oh - time to make the bones stronger'. Sleep is definitely healthy and important for immune function. Exercise though is best for bones. ...Read more

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How much exercise do I need to maintain bone strength at 55?

How much exercise do I need to maintain bone strength at 55?

Resistance/Gravity: To improve bone strenght, do resistance exercise and gravity based, or impact exercise(walking, jogging, calisthenics).This is the way at any age. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the effect of calcium in the diet on bone strength and bone density?

Could you please describe the effect of calcium in the diet on bone strength and bone density?

Need calcium: Hi. You need adequate calcium to promote optimal bone health. If bone is not adequately mineralized (which requires calcium and phosphate), fracture risk increases. Bone density measurement reflects bone mineralization and indirectly reflects bone strength (but there are some striking disconnects between bone density and bone strength). By your age, menopause is looming. Get adequate calcium & D. ...Read more

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Which is stronger, intervertebral discs, or vertebral bodies? Basically tensile strength of disc vs bone(which is stronger?)

Which is stronger, intervertebral discs, or vertebral bodies? Basically tensile strength of disc vs bone(which is stronger?)

Intervertebarl disc: Tests of the tensile strength of various portions of two intervertebral discs revealed that the tensile strength ranged from 0 to 700 pounds per square inch. In general, the weakest areas in both discs were the central and lateral portions. The tensile strength of three specimens of ligamentum flavum ranged from 226 to 373 pounds per square inch. ...Read more

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What kind of physician specializes in bone strength?

Orthopedic surgeon: Physicians specially trained to help with bone problems of all sorts including bone health, disease, strength and weakness regarding bones of all types. ...Read more