Vitamin D is sometimes nicknamed ‘the sunshine vitamin’, as our skin produces it naturally in a direct response to sunlight. Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic gives us the basics of vitamin D and bone health.
Exercise can reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, or heart attacks, but did you know that exercise can also reduce your risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures? Leading consultant rheumatologist Dr Taher Mahmud tells us how.
Osteoporosis happens when bones become gradually more fragile. This can progress painlessly, until a bone suddenly breaks. Expert rheumatologist, Dr Taher Mahmud, explains more.
Muscle loss has long been associated with the ideas of inactivity and ageing, and that over time it becomes inevitable. Loss of muscle mass and muscle weakening is known as sarcopenia.