Skip to main content

Osteoporosis (Low bone density) - A quick read

If you are in your 30s then let me tell you one thing. Usually the build-up of bone occurs till the age of 30 years and after that maintenance is key to keep your bones safe. 

Why you should know about Osteoporosis 

Women are prone to certain diseases and need to take steps in the right direction early on to stay healthy. Osteoporosis  or low bone density is one of such disease. Osteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased risk of fractures. This disease weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking. As per a research, one in three women above the age of 50 years will experience a fracture worldwide. And women with weak bone mass have high risk of developing Osteoporosis. However,Osteoporosis is a largely preventable problem.

Facts

Our bones are composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. With time bones lose their strength which is a natural thing. But this is dangerous when decrease in bone strength happens early in women's life. The bone mass decreases after 35 years of age, and bone loss occur more rapidly in women after menopause. Women with Osteoporosis usually see no symptoms until they get any fracture.Then an x-ray can diagnose the condition of having Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can cause either cracking of bones or collapsing.  The spine, hips, ribs, and wrists are common areas of bone fractures from osteoporosis although osteoporosis-related fractures can occur in almost any skeletal bone.

Reasons

•          Smoking
•          Lack of exercise
•          Alcohol consumption
•          Poor nutrition food
•          Arthritis
•          Low Vitamin D
•          Low estrogen levels in women which may occur in menopause or with early surgical removal of both ovaries
•          Excess blood loss in menstruation in young women which is associated with low estrogen
•          Hyperthyroidism, a condition wherein too much thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid gland

Did you know
Taking any calcium supplement don't help in keeping bones safe. Calcium intake should be taken based on age, condition (pregnant, nursing, elderly) and other medication.

Prevention

•          Lifestyle changes quitting cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol intake, exercising regularly, and consuming a balanced diet with good calcium and vitamin D
•          Medications that stop bone loss and increase bone strength and that increase bone formation (take consultation from doctor)
•          Eat greens dark greens
•          Start your day with Vit C
•          Eat figs, almond, coconut, Tofu, Fish
Listen This Post Stop Listening Post

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

#TheWomanThatIAm #RRxMM I am not the woman who..

I am not the mother who..
I am not the mother who stayed longer with her newborn, I resumed office when he was barely 2 months old. I am not the mother who witnessed each of my kid's milestones, I got to know them when being told. I am not the mother who could tell breastfeeding stories, my child is a formula-fed gold. I am not the mother who keeps the house spotless, I let my son scatter toys and go overbold. I am not the mother who manages a detailed list for parenting chores, I often keep my to-dos on hold. I am not the mother whom people admire, I hear people calling me selfish and cold.
ALSO I am a doting mother who tries to juggle between family and work every other minute.  I am a mother who watches silly cartoons with my boy.  I am a mother who repeatedly tells the same story every night.  I am a mother who cooks my son's favorite food every week.  And I am also a mother who is the closest person in my son's life!
I am not the wife who..
I am not the wife who has her biological…

My 'Invisible' Accomplishments #DecadeHop #RRxMM

As we entered 2020, through this post I am trying to contemplate the coolest, most daring, and most significant feats of my life during the last decade. Now the more I regress my memory, the more I feel there are two types of achievements or accomplishments that I can ponder upon; Visible and Invisible. Visible ones are those that I can count on my finger like a parrot and others can nod also. I got specs on, married to a not-so-romantic man, produced a baby, started writing and added good 17 kgs in my body volume (I was 50 in 2011). However, there are many invisible accomplishments too that either I know silently or very few can assert.

From 2011 to 2019, Who am I now

From a coy soul to now an outspoken woman, the trek was not easy. I achieved it. From being a no-makeup girl to now a lipstick swatches observer, the transition was tough. But it happened. And from being a sweet hater to now a sweet lover, the change was mysterious yet occurred. And now I can die for Gulab Jamuns. And I…

My Monsoon Love Hate Love Story

Last year, almost the same time, I packed every belonging of mine and landed to a place which is close to my heart. With bag and baggage, my family moved from Delhi to Lucknow. It was monsoon time when I came here and thank god I witnessed a prosperous rain. Lucknow, though smaller compared to Delhi, is a place I distinguish since childhood. The city of Nawabs is believed as the happiest city in India. As our move was well calculated, my husband and I made sure to have all those things in our lives that I missed being in Delhi. A bigger house (that we can afford), green surroundings, street food access that we missed in Delhi and people who talk in our native tongue.

The Hate Story

I hated the rain when I was in Delhi. My house was in a busy lane of a crowded Delhi locality, and I was living on the second floor of the building. Hence neither I had easy access to the road, nor to terrace. When it rained, I was forced to stay inside. Roads used to get sunk even after the rain of half an…