Women fear the word ‘osteoporosis’ as many women who are near their menopausal age complain of this problem. However, the major cause of fear of osteoporosis is a lack of understanding and ignorance.
This article will dispel the dark shadows of half knowledge and ignorance and will provide information on osteoporosis so that you can understand its causes, symptoms and take the necessary preventive steps to lead a healthy life.
Osteoporosis is a problem of the bones where-in the bones become weak and fragile and become vulnerable to easy breakage. People suffering from osteoporosis suffer from frequent fractures and also complain of weakness of legs.
In addition, such people can also suffer from difficulty in movement of limbs and joints.
The regions commonly affected by osteoporosis are hips, spine and the wrist region. Thus, even a minor injury can have a big impact like a fracture.
People with osteoporosis often complain of a chronic pain in the lower back region or a general weakness of legs while walking.
Calcium provides bones the required strength and density. A lack of calcium in the body can make a person vulnerable to bone related problems like osteoporosis.
After menopause, women experience a loss of bone density due to lack of estrogen hormone in the body. It is for this reason that women are more vulnerable to the problem of osteoporosis than men.
Along with hormonal changes in the body, other factors that increase the risk of osteoporosis are alcohol consumption, calcium and Vitamin D deficiency, and a sedentary lifestyle.
A healthy, nutritious and a well balanced diet is a must for staying healthy. You need to exercise regularly and keep your bones and joints healthy and flexible to naturally prevent the problem of osteoporosis.