five million Americans suffer from osteoporosis. Eighty
percent of its victims are women. Most men do not consider
themselves susceptible to it. But osteoporosis may strike
regardless of gender, age or ethnic group. As many as six
percent of men older than age 50 have osteoporosis, and
almost half of men in that age group have significant bone
is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by micro architectural
deterioration of the bone causing its fragility. It is not
a calcium deficiency, but rather a mineral imbalance. Therefore,
the tons of calcium tablets taken by many every day are
not really helpful.
minerals have been shown to be effective in reducing bone
loss. Calcium is a major one, but not the only one.
percent of all body calcium is in bone tissue. But the 1%
that's left in blood is the most important to us because
it alone regulates our calcium range. Calcium is very important
to every cell, controlling heart and muscle contraction,
nerve impulses, hormonal synthesis, etc. If there is insufficient
calcium for these physiological needs, it will be leached
out from the bone depot.
we have more or less the right amount of calcium in our
food during the day, holding blood calcium within acceptable
range, but a deficiency state at night becomes dangerous.
Thats why one could say that osteoporosis comes at
night. So, if you have to take a calcium supplement take
it in the afternoon and at bedtime. Indeed, it might help
more to get a better nights sleep.
are a sedentary nation, moving from the couch to the car
seat. But the human skeleton was created for movement, so
the first approach to healing is physical exercise. Jogging,
tennis, and swimming are the best because they put our legs
stronger and thicker our bones are at a young age, the longer
we can stave off osteoporosis. Thats why short, thin
women develop osteoporosis earlier and more often.
stress with its continuous steroid production by the adrenal
glands is a strong osteoporosis trigger in men, and especially
in women. In the latter, the adrenals metabolize the sex
hormone progesterone into cortisol, causing a higher risk
for bone loss. If your adrenals are not in balance, osteoporosis
may be waiting around the corner. A good regime with early
to bed and early to rise is a wise thing to do.
is a living tissue. It needs enough protein from your diet
to build a matrix that later will be mineralized into a
firm structure. It needs numerous minerals and vitamins.
All these nutrients work together.
and digestion play an essential role in preventing and healing
osteoporosis. The absorption of all nutrients and calcium
depends on proper stomach acid secretion. Almost 95% of
people older age of 50 have low digestive enzyme secretion.
Caffeine, sugar, red meat, alcohol and smoking are first
on the list of things to avoid. Soft drinks and canned juices
wash out bone calcium because of phosphoric acid. Some drugs
may put you at risk of osteoporosis with prolonged use.
gland dysfunction and celiac disease may be also serious
risk factors of osteoporosis.
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