This disease comes on slowly over time as we age. It causes the bone to become brittle and weak. This lack of strength can increase the fracture risk if a fall should occur.
Despite popular belief, bone is not simply calcium. Bone is, in fact, a living tissue. It is always regenerating itself and building new cellular structures. Along with calcium the other major part in bone is collagen. When calcium and collagen are not in full availability, bones weaken.
Brittle bones is a natural occurrence with age, especially in women. In the 50 and over age group 1 in 3 women and 1 of 5 men may experience a bone break due to osteoporosis. In America lowered bone mass currently affects over half the population 55 and up.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
Medication use and overuse, Adrenal Fatigue, Copper deficiency, a metabolism imbalance, Eating Disorders, Hyperparathyroidism, Vegan Diets, Smoking, Excessive Alcohol intake, a small bone frame, as well as genetics.
Am I at Risk?
Symptoms you may notice include: loss of height as you age, Back pain (which can be caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra), a stooped forward lean in your posture, breaking a bone without a super hard fall or impact.
If a parent suffered from osteoporosis you may benefit from doing a bone density test proactively.
There are numerous medications on the market which have been shown to increase bone density, they all come with a wide range of possible side effects.
Being proactive in your health is the easier and best choice: Consider your bone health while you are still young.
Natural help for increasing bone strength.
Get Rid of Stress – Chronic stress can not only spoil your attitude it can wreak havoc on your health. Be good to yourself, rest, nap, treat yourself occasionally, do things that make you feel joyful and relaxed.
Eat Well – A diet rich in fresh vegetables, grass-fed meats, and fruits. Drop white flours, refined sugars, and processed foods. The soil much of our food is grown in these days is depleted of minerals. Supplementing may be necessary. The best way to determine what you are missing is with Nutritional Response Testing. Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, and Strontium all have shown benefits to bone strength.
Work out with weights – Strength training doesn’t just build muscle, it strengthens bone. So keep doing cardio, but make sure to pick up some weights as well.
Essential Oils – Helichrysum and Cypress applied topically to areas can help with bone repair and healing.
If you are interested in learning more or scheduling an appointment, give us a call today at the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com.
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