Thursday, May 5, 2016

Osteoporosis and bone health

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Unlike years past, osteoporosis is starting to get more main stream attention. This is good since the disease can be quite painful and debilitating. Suffering early onset osteoporosis can be reduced greatly if you can recognize it early enough and take correct action.

What exactly is osteoporosis? This is a disease of the bones where the cells that generate new bone slow down enough that the bone is unable to reproduce as fast as the bone is being lost. Causing weak and spongy looking bones, that are prone to breaking. Osteoporosis is a very silent disease, as most people won’t know they are suffering bone loss until they break a bone for little reason. Some of the breaks can be incredibly bad, like vertebrae in your back. Osteo is incredibly painful, and can hasten death in some individuals.

What can you do to deal with osteoporosis? Well, nutrition is believed to be a huge factor in developing osteoporosis. Not getting enough vitamin D and calcium are believed to be contributing factors to osteoporosis. You should try to consume foods with high amounts of calcium, for those interested you should check out the cookbook Calcium Rich Recipies. This book will give you a wonderful starting point for making sure you have proficent amounts of calcium in your diet. You should also look at dietary suppliments for increasing your levels of calcium. Ensure  is another option for those who like drinks versus pills.

You should also look at staying active to help, which can promote increased bone density. You don't have to participate in high activities, just some moderate weight lifting can go a long way. It all goes back to the idiom if you don’t use it you lose it, and that is exactly what happens with your bones. If you don't stress your bones when you are younger, you won't build up the density.

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