Bones provide structure, protect organs, anchors muscles and stores calcium. And childhood and adolescence is the best time to build strong, healthy bones. Bones are in a constant flux. New bone is made and old is broken down. Younger bodies make new bones faster than they break down the old bones. Most of us reach the peak bone mass around 30 years of age. After 30, the bone mass gain is slower than bone loss. The higher the peak bone mass the less you’re prone to osteoporosis as you age.
Factors that affect bone health
- Calcium in diet
- Vitamin D
- Physical activity
- Tobacco & alcohol use
- Family History
- Eating disorders
- Certain medications
The bone density test is used to determine the rate of bone loss. This information helps doctors decide if you need medication to slow bone loss. Homeopathy is a working alternative when the best diet and lifestyle efforts fail and you’re tempted to fall back on supplements. These supplements are now known to cause increased fractures and consume more energy to digest and assimilate. Chalcancite is the choice homeopathic remedy for bone support. As with every homeopathic remedy it should be taken under the guidance of a certified homeopath.
The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist; hip and spinal fractures in particular can have serious consequences.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have osteoporosis. Can I do yoga exercises where I bend at the waist and touch the floor?
If you have osteoporosis, you should avoid any movements that require you to bend forward from the waist, such as doing a toe touch. When you bend forward from the waist, your shoulders and back become rounded. This is also known as spine flexion and can increase the risk of a spine fracture. Gentle twisting motions should be safe for most people. If you have osteoporosis or are otherwise at risk of breaking bones in your spine, you should avoid twisting to a point of strain.
I have no family history of osteoporosis. I eat a healthy diet and exercise. How did I get osteoporosis?
There are many factors that can increase your likelihood of developing osteoporosis. That’s why estimates suggest that about one in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. As you age, your risk of osteoporosis and broken bones increases. Also, certain medical conditions or taking certain medicines may increase your chance of developing osteoporosis.