Osteoporosis is the condition where your bones become weak and are especially prone to breaking. We see this happening usually in people over the age of 40, and this is especially prevalent in females postmenopausal. Our bones start to weaken and have holes that form, symptoms include fractures, bone pain, height shrinking, and even a hump.
This disease is developed unnoticed and the symptoms don’t occur until an accident happens. Over 44 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, and most of them don’t even know they have it. Get preventative treatment before this happens and stop it from ruining your day to day activities.
3 Natural Osteoporosis Treatment
To treat osteoporosis you can try a variety of things, but three specific treatment methods have shown a lot of success. We will look into the three different types of treatment and how you can create an action plan to implement it.
Physical Exercise and Healthy Diet
Many people who have osteoporosis also are unhealthy. This doesn’t always mean that they are overweight, which is something that we point to when we call someone out as “unhealthy”. Instead this relates to the overall health of someone. Someone could be skinny and still be just as frail. I know people who are able to drink and eat whatever they want and are still able to maintain what we consider a healthy weight. However, the amount of vitamins and minerals they are intaking are nowhere near what a normal amount should be.
Physical exercise isn’t enough either, it must be coupled with a healthy diet and lifestyle change. According to this government article, we see that physical exercise can “prevent and treat postmenopausal osteoporosis”. It must become part of the daily habit for it to continue to work effectively. This allows you to treat osteoporosis but also affects the balance and muscle strength. One of the biggest problems with this disease is that small accidents, such as falling, can cause multiple fractures. Developing balance and strength will prevent these problems from happening.
A healthy diet should include food that are high in calcium and low in phosphoric acid. Studies have shown that soft drinks, especially those high in phosphoric acid, causes lower bone mineral density in the hip. This occurs even if you have a good amount of calcium and vitamin D.
If you aren’t already taking daily vitamins, here is another reason you should. Specific vitamins can help bone structure and growth of new bone cells. Dietary supplements are important for people experiencing mild osteoporosis and is crucial for people who have already suffered problems.
Medications such as antacids, bone health supplements and daily vitamins pills are all great options. If we look at vitamins and minerals in detail here are the ones that we want to consume:
- Vitamin D3
- Improves your body’s capability to absorb calcium citrate
- Vitamin K2
- Improve your bone density
Make sure to look for these in the ingredients of the vitamins that you get. The first step is to find out what vitamins you are getting enough of and what you aren’t. Go to your nearest pharmacy and get a daily vitamin and one for bone growth. Then make a plan to take these daily.
It might not seem like much but getting sunshine each day will give our bodies vitamin D, a vitamin that can help keep our bones strong. The best time to go out would be in the morning right after breakfast or after lunch. Due to the time differences, the one way to confirm that it is a good time to get sunshine is when the sun is out. A walk around the neighborhood or park will do, we want to get around 15 – 25 minutes of sun exposure each day.
Our bones create the base of our body, it keeps us standing and helps us with every single movement. Don’t let this disease cause you discomfort and pain in daily activities. Start with these 3 natural osteoporosis treatment and start feeling better today!
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