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7 Easy Ways To Live With Osteoporosis-

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7 Easy Ways To Live With Osteoporosis-

Disease Overview:

Osteoporosis is a condition in where our bones become weak and brittle. This can become so severe that a fall or something as small as a cough can cause a fracture. The condition develops when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone.

This condition affects men and women of all races, but women appear to be more likely to develop it overtime. According to Cleveland Clinic, women are four times more likely to develop this disease than men. Sadly, after the age of 50 your chances increase.

One of the worst things about of Osteoporosis is that it’s a silent disease. You might not even know you have it until you break a bone. Some risk factors may be:

  • Getting older
  • Taking certain medications
  • Having low bone density
  • Family history
  • Being small and thin

 

Our bones are constantly renewing themselves. When we’re young this process happens more quickly. If our body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, your bone mass increases. As people age bone mass is lost faster than it’s created. How likely you are to develop osteoporosis depends upon how much bone mass you attained in your youth. Many times, this is not something you can control.

Living with osteoporosis can be difficult but not impossible. When you are diagnosed your doctor will go through specific treatments that can help you feel better. Aside form those treatments there are some tips you can follow that may help prevent falls and fractures. Many times, falls can happen because you are surrounding yourself in unsafe conditions. To help prevent some of that form happening follow these tips:

Prevent Falls Outdoors

  • Use a can or walker for balance and stability
  • Wear shoes with nonslip soles. Make sure to avoid wearing shoes that are easy to slip in.
  • Make sure you know where you’re walking. When sidewalks are slippery it’s best to walk on the grass to avoid slipping.
  • Watch out for any obstacles or curbs. When walking on the sidewalk make sure you know how high a curb is before going up or down.

 

Prevent Falls Indoors

  • The first thing you can do is make sure your home is free of clutter. Having many obstacles on the floor or around the house will increase your chance of tripping or hitting yourself on something.
  • If you have stairs in your home make sure that it’s well lit and there are railings on both sides. In case you trip or become unbalanced, you may hold onto the railings to prevent a fall.
  • Making sure you have an emergency system in case you do fall is very important. This will make sure that you receive help. One good way to do that is by getting a cordless phone and keeping it with you at all times.

 

While the research into IV therapy to address osteoporosis is fairly new, there are some specific nutrients that may be able to help strengthen your bones. With IV therapy you’ll receive them directly into your bloodstream, which offers better absorption in a matter of minutes.

Nutrient Research:

  • Calcium- The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and muscles. It is stored in our teeth and skeletal system as it helps support their structure and hardness. Calcium is a major structural component of bones. A deficiency may increase the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D- This vitamin is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight. It helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body. A lack of this vitamin may lead to bone deformities. Vitamin D may stimulate the release of calcium from bone.

 

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Works Cited

Cleveland Clinic Professional. (2020, April 27). Osteoporosis. Retrieved from Cleveland Clinic: www.my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4443-osteoporosis

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