Trying to get a good night’s sleep can be difficult as you get older. The last thing you need is your legs feeling like they’re running a marathon while you’re trying to sleep. That description may sound a little humorous but there’s nothing funny about restless leg syndrome. It can ruin your sleep and put … Read more
My patients often complain to me about getting more and more gray hairs all the time. It makes them feel older and deflates their spirit every time they look in the mirror. They want to know if there’s anything they can do about it besides coloring it. I reassure them that although graying hair is … Read more
Some of the most frequent complaints I hear from my patients, especially those older than 50, involves muscle cramps and spasms, notably those leg zingers that make them jump out of bed in the middle of the night; trouble sleeping and daytime stiffness or pain in their muscles. Most of my patients laugh these symptoms … Read more
Like many of my patients, I share a love of oysters. They taste great and are chock full of health benefits such as being low in cholesterol, high in protein and B vitamins, a good source of vitamin A and C and also contain many important minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, iodine and phosphorus.
That said it could be a little tricky deriving the health benefits from oysters when you also have to contend with a real drawback – they can be poisonous.
Most of my male patients will chalk osteoporosis up to being a woman’s disease. And it is true that 80% of osteoporosis cases happen to women. But I want to give all you men out there two reasons to take osteoporosis seriously.
When it comes to your bone health everyone thinks of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a troublesome disease and a good reason for concern but it shouldn’t be your only concern. Have you’ve every heard of osteopenia or osteoarthritis? Together with osteoporosis, these three diseases make up the most common bone conditions that people suffer from as they age.