Osteoporosis Symptoms | Osteoporosis Prevention
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Osteoporosis

Often times considered a silent disease, osteoporosis is manageable, and with the right combination of minerals, collagen, and calcium salts, its possible to lead a healthier, fracture-free life.

Osteoporosis

All throughout a persons life, bone tissue is in a constant stage of change and remodeling. As new honeycomb-like structures come together, new bone is formed. But like other ares of the body, bone develops in stages, and as a natural part of the ageing process, bone renewal tends to slow down. Due to continuous thinning, individuals with osteoporosis experience holes and spaces, which gives way to a loss of density, accidental fractures, and abnormal bone structure.

Although not as common in men, osteoporosis still affects roughly 9 million Americans nationwide. Even though it develops slowly, osteoporosis can take several years for any noticeable manifestations.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Joint pains
  • Loss of Height
  • Fractures (wrist, hip, spine)
  • Muscle Pain
  • Loss of mobility
  • Dowager’s Hump
  • Poor Posture

Osteoporosis Root Causes

  • Hormone imbalance (estrogen exposure)
  • Menopause
  • Medical conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid issues)
  • Chronic amenorrhea
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Body size
  • Ethnicity
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Cancers
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Malabsorption (celiac disease, Crohn’s disease)
  • Family history
  • Low testosterone
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Poor diet
  • Medications (corticosteroids, anticonvulsants)
  • Alcoholism
  • Smoking

Osteoporosis  Diet & Lifestyle Changes

  1. Eat organic, unrefined, low sugar foods. Normalizing insulin levels is an important step in maintaining adequate bone health.
  2. Get lots of rest and establish healthy sleeping patterns.
  3. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and other illegal drug use.
  4. If you are not getting enough vitamin D and have not been tested, make sure your levels are optimized. Consider natural sunlight, oral vitamin D supplements, or safe tanning bed solutions. Without adequate amounts of vitamin D, the body cannot absorb the proper amount of calcium it needs.
  5. To get the right fatty acid balance, make sure you are getting enough healthy fats in your diet, such as organic, grass-fed meats, cheeses, fish, and butter. Avoid highly oxidized oils such as trans-fats, soy, canola, and corn oils, which lead to a build-up of inflammation, cellular disruption, and unwanted cardiac complications.
  6. Get more fat soluble K2. Because it has the unique ability to remove calcium from the lining of the artery’s and place it back into healthy bone, vitamin K2 stands as a powerful oral bone builder. And since it plays a role in clotting, check with your doctor before supplementing.
  7. Because the skeletal system responds well to exercise, it is important to incorporate some kind of weight-bearing activity, which improves energy, muscle mass, and stimulates osteoblasts to produce new bone.

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