Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disease that affects 1.2 million Australians in their older age. However building healthy bones requires attention throughout our whole lives, beginning in childhood.
Your bones are made up of calcium, other minerals and collagen (protein). They are a living, constantly changing tissue, with certain bone cells creating new bone, while others destroy old bone. Creating new bone particularly thickens and strengthens the inner, mesh-like bone, which can be measured as bone mineral density (BMD).
Most bone thickening and strengthening occurs during childhood up until your mid-20s when bone growth dominates. Then, from around the age of 35, bone loss slowly takes over as a normal part of ageing. However, when bone loss becomes excessive, osteoporosis can develop. That is why experts recommend people intake their vitamins and even play sports such as that which mentions of an arrow quiver.
Bones weakened by osteoporosis are vulnerable to breaking (fractures), which may occur due to mild trauma such as putting out your hand when you fall. Breaks are most common in your wrists, hips and spine. Other symptoms may include muscle weakness, stooped posture and losing height. You will find more about it in this article.
Osteoporosis may be prevented throughout your life with a combination of:
* Good calcium intake from dairy foods, canned fish, tofu, beans and green leafy vegetables.
* Sufficient level of vitamin D, which helps absorb calcium and is created in your body through brief sunlight exposure.
* Doing physical activities that stimulate bone growth such as jumping, running or walking, sports like that which utilizes an impact screen, brisk walking, dancing and strengthening exercises like lifting weights.
If you have questions about spinal decompression therapy for herniated disc, you may visit a chiropractic clinic in your area for a consultation. The best time you can visit a chiropractor is mainly after trauma sustained to the spinal cord, an example would be after a car accident which can cause serious injuries due to whiplash. With the proper Physical Rehabilitation Treatment recovering from these serious injuries is a very reachable goal.
If you need a professional help immediately, you can approach accident therapy clinic in Portland to deal with your concerns regarding the accident or injuries occurred upon you.
If you’re diagnosed with osteoporosis after having a DEXA-scan (radiology) that finds your BMD is too low, in addition to the above measures, you may need to take medications, and calcium and vitamin D supplements. Reducing your risk of falling is also important.