Osteoporosis is a bone condition that makes your bones so brittle that they could break even with the slightest impact. In other words, it is a condition that causes bones to break, lack of bone production or both. It is a condition that progresses gradually. This is generally a condition… ...Read more
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that makes your bones so brittle that they could break even with the slightest impact. In other words, it is a condition that causes bones to break, lack of bone production or both. It is a condition that progresses gradually. This is generally a condition that occurs in old age and is more commonly found in women than men.Symptoms:
Chronic back pain
Loss of height
Feeling of isolation
Common injuries in people with osteoporosis are:
Pelvis bone fracture
Arm bone fracture
CausesLosing bones could be a sign of old age. However, in some people it happens more often than in others: this is a cause of osteoporosis. Here are some signs you should watch out for:
Low Body Mass Index (BMI)
Inflammatory, hormone-related conditions
Lifestyle moderationsOne you have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, you would want to make some lifestyle changes that could help you in many proven ways.
Quit smoking: It is a known fact that smoking causes bone conditions, especially making them brittle.
Regular exercise: We cannot stop stressing on how regular exercise is extremely important. Opt for moderate-intensity exercises like cycling or walking.
Foods: Eat foods that are high on Calcium, Boron, Manganese, Omega-3 Fatty acids, Vitamin K and Vitamin D.
Avoid binge drinking, caffeinated drinks as well as processed, red meat consumption.
Have an alkalizing diet.
TreatmentsVarious treatments have proven to be useful for curing or treating osteoporosis like selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERM’s), consumption of bisphosphonates, parathyroid hormone treatments, and hormone replacement therapy.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done path breaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.” According to her, Osteoporosis is caused due to: Feeling there is no support left in life. Mental pressures and tightness. Muscles can’t stretch. Loss of mental mobility.One way of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Doing this regularly can help to reduce the debilitating effects of this illness. Her affirmation for treating obesity is: I stand up for myself, and Life supports me in unexpected, loving ways.Read less