Maintaining strong bones with Dr Taher Mahmud

From weight-bearing exercise to vitamin D, consultant rheumatologist Dr Taher Mahmud explains how we can avoid osteoporosis and maintain healthy bones in mid-life.

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Inside the episode:

  • What is osteoporosis?
  • Liz and Dr. Mahmud discuss how pregnancy affects bone density.
  • What can we do to improve bone density?
  • Liz and Dr. Mahmud discuss what impact our diet can have on bone density.
  • What weakens our bones?
  • Dr. Mahmud explains the relationship between muscle mass and bone density.
  • Why is Vitamin D so important for our bones?
  • What is a DEXA scan?
  • What is osteopenia?
  • How does exercise bolster our bones?
  • Liz and Dr. Mahmud discuss how eating disorders impact the bones.
  • How does HRT affect bone density?

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