WOMEN’S BONE HEALTH
Our bones are so important that it is vital to keep our bones healthy throughout our lives. Healthy bones provide a strong foundation, allowing mobility and protection from injury. They also serve as a bank for important minerals, such as calcium, that help support numerous organs in our body
Taking care of our bones by proper nourishment and exercise when we are still young will help us to attain good bones helping us to live the life that we love
Osteoporosis occurs when there is a loss of mineral content from bone mainly in the form of calcium. Osteoporosis shows no symptoms and is usually part of the normal aging process. However some women develop the disease early in life due to other co-existing disease factors. Since it displays no symptoms it is only when you get a fracture or recurrent fractures, that your doctor will suspect osteoporosis.
The development of strong bones begins early in life. Staying healthy throughout life is an excellent way to keep our bones healthy.
Osteoporosis occurs in the following conditions, affecting bone mass:
- Irregular Menstrual cycle
- Early Hormones: The production of the Hormone Estrogen is vital in adolescent females and young women so as to maintain bone mass. A shortage of Estrogen Menopause
- Improper Nutrition
Calcium: To prevent osteoporosis we should eat a well balanced diet with adequate amounts of dairy products, which are the primary source of foods rich in calcium.
Vitamin D: It helps increase our calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal system and kidney and thereby makes it available to our body tissues and blood. It also functions to help with the deposition of calcium to our bones.
Exercising: Exercise can help you slow down the progress of osteoporosis and build strong bones. An exercise regimen that consists of moderate, regular exercise, thrice or four times a week can be beneficial in the prevention and management of osteoporosis.
Some helpful exercises for osteoporosis
» Climbing stairs
» Treadmill exercises
» Strength training exercises using light weights
Osteoarthritis is a condition when the cartilages in your joints wear down over time. Your knees, hip and spine joints which take most of the weight during day to day activities are the bones that are most likely to be affected by osteoarthritis
If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, exercise is vital because regular exercise will:
1. Keep your joints flexible
2. Keep your muscles around the joints strong
3. Keep your bone and Cartilage tissue strong and healthy
4. Reduce pain and give you relief
» Stretching exercises
Homoeopathic management: Homeopathic treatment works best for those with signs of calcium imbalance or osteoporosis.
Calcarea Carbonica: Indicated for low back ache, osteoporosis and joint pains.
Phosphorus: For fragile and weak bones
There are many more remedies selected on the basis of symptom similarities.