Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, but before further explanation I entrusted a link to the contest with the keyword "Indonesia", Osteoporosis is the loss of bone tissue resulting in deformed and brittle bones.

Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, In osteoporosis the bones literally waste away as their mineral density is gradually lost, making them increasingly weak and fragile. This is a common cause of fractures in the elderly.

Thinning of the bones leads to increased risk of fracture, particularly of the lumbar vertebrae, wrist, hip, shoulder and femur, or thigh bone. It is possible to prevent and treat osteoporosis. However, you must take action.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 years worldwide have osteoporosis. To appreciate who is at risk of osteoporosis, consider the following factors associated with disease.

Older age Caucasian or Asian race low levels of estrogen (for women) to low testosterone levels (for men) Early menopause - before 45 years (either natural or surgical) In young women, then menstruation and menstruation has stopped for more than six family history of hip replacement month low weight and thin to build a small loss of height or stooped posture, back pain Unexplained Lack of exercise as a child now or long-term Disabled Sports excessive smoking breaks fractures Previous long-term treatment, including:

o corticosteroids
o heparin
o thyroxine
o antacids
o antibiotics and antifungal
o aspirin
o The cholesterol-lowering drugs
o ulcer drug

High alcohol intake diet low in calcium, zinc, vitamin D and magnesium high caffeine chronic diseases of the kidneys, lungs, stomach and intestines, particularly related to malabsorption conditions such as celiac disease.

What can you do to help prevent or treat osteoporosis?

Increased intake of magnesium, calcium and zinc may help prevent the worst effects of osteoporosis. It can be taken as part of a good vitamin and mineral supplements and to increase intake of foods that are high in minerals. In particular it is important to have enough zinc.

Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. You may have vitamin D deficiency, possibly due to lack of sun exposure, and this should be rectified by allowing the 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight to the hands, feet or back every day, although the exact exposure requirements do vary depending on geographic latitude, darkness skin and even air quality. You must be careful never to burn. Do not take too much vitamin D. With high doses of vitamin D (10,000 to 50,000 IU daily) can be dangerous and a dose of 400 IU per day is enough to stay at home parents.

Vitamin K is as important as vitamin D for calcium absorption. Many supplements are designed to help treat osteoporosis failed to include vitamin K while others include an inappropriate form, or simply provide too little or the amount of an improperly balanced, with due regard to the total effect of the supplements.

Foods that contain boron, which reduces the body's excretion of calcium and magnesium, and increase production of estrogen, should be eaten. These foods include pears, prunes, raisins and apples.

Take plenty of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A (as beta carotene). Antioxidants will help to slow the degeneration. Vitamin C is also important for the absorption of minerals such as zinc.

Take essential fatty acids like Omega 3 oils to slow the loss of calcium in the urine.

Eating a diet that is low or has been eliminated dairy products and has reduced the amount of meat (once or twice per week for animal protein). Animal protein increases the rate at which calcium is pulled from the bones.

You need to cleanse your body of toxic materials so that everything, including bones and joints are able to work effectively.

Get as much weight bearing exercise as you can. Placing demands on the bone by using muscles attached to them will encourage the body to build bone rather than lose it.

Doing all the above is important. Equally important is to not do things that will undermine your positive efforts. So it is important to avoid salt, sugar and refined carbohydrates, coffee and alcohol.

Of course, if you smoke you damage your health in many ways. It is important that you stop smoking. Join a quit smoking program like and get support and help to quit for good.

If you have caffeine, alcohol, antacids, drugs, sugar, or processed foods will not matter how good the rest of the diet. When the pH balance of the body becomes acidic, calcium is taken from the bones to buffer this acid state, thereby weakening bones. A study at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla report that as little as two glasses of alcohol a day can cut the benefits of calcium in one's diet.

This brings us to the fact that you need to eat lots of calcium-rich foods such as collard and turnip greens, dried figs, spinach, kale and broccoli. You'll note that dairy products and animal proteins are not part of this list. Indeed, eating large amounts of milk and other animal proteins can destroy all other efforts and may increase loss of calcium from the bones - but how this happens is another story.

If you have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis there are many things you can do to reverse the bone loss - but you need to take action. The longer you delay in making positive changes more difficult it is to improve your health later.


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