There is increasing evidence that immobilization in airline seats for long flights puts people at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT, blood clots inside veins found deep in extremities or body cavities, is a common disorder. Learn how to prevent DVT during your next trip with this helpful guide.
Osteoporosis is a disease that can cause bone fractures due to brittle or weak bones. As opposed to osteoarthritis where there can be too much bone, patients with osteoporosis have too little bone. It is considered a "silent disease" because you can't feel your bones becoming weak. As a result, it is important to find out how your bones are doing before you have a fracture.