That’s the latest advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition – but is vitamin D deficiency really that widespread? How do I know if my child is vitamin D deficient? We asked expert rheumatologist Dr Taher Mahmud, who has a specialist interest in bone health.
Broken bones and fractures seem to happen to some people more than others. This may be because some patients have more fragile bones. Fortunately, doctors have the technology to analyse bone density. We talked to osteoporosis expert Dr Taher Mahmud, who explains all you need to know about the DEXA, or DXA scan.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to weakened, brittle bones. If you look after your bones, you can stave off the onset of osteoporosis that bit longer. Top rheumatologist and osteoporosis expert Dr Taher Mahmud is here with 5 top tips to help improve and maintain your bone health.
Many people think osteoporosis is simply linked to old age – the older we get, the more chance we have of developing osteoporosis. While this is true in some ways, age isn’t the only factor involved, and osteoporosis is linked to various other medical conditions. Dr Taher Mahmud explains more.
Dr Taher Mahmud of the London Osteoporosis Clinic advises what you can do to reduce your risk of developing gout, and how lifestyle measures can help minimise the risk of an attack.
Back pain is one of the most common day-to-day health complaints, suffered by most of the UK population at one point or another. Most of the time, back pain gets better over time, and it’s nothing to particularly worry about. But what if it goes on for a long time?
While osteoporosis usually displays no symptoms, one thing that sufferers may notice is the appearance of back pain. Dr Taher Mahmud, expert rheumatologist, explains some of the ways you can help to prevent back pain.