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If bone loss looks like a bleak reality, tank up on calcium- and vitamin D-rich foods. Get plenty of sunshine and eat whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Isoflavones in soy products like tofu may prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Regular physical activity can help build and strengthen bones. Also try ayurvedic remedies like sesame oil, triphala, and veld grape. To fight bone erosion, cut down on smoking and excessive intake of salt and carbonated drinks.
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Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by bone loss which leaves your bones fragile and prone to fractures. It’s a silent condition and you may not observe any symptoms till a fracture occurs, most commonly in the hips, spine or wrist. But compression fractures associated with this condition need not necessarily cause pain when they occur. Osteoporosis can also result in loss of height, a stooped back, and tooth loss.
Most Americans, especially the youth, are hooked to sodas, soft drinks, and energy drinks. These beverages contain many chemicals and artificial sweeteners that have an adverse health effect. Generally, a high intake of these drinks is said to cause diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic ailments. But, there are other ailments such as liver disease, osteoporosis, and obesity that are also linked to the consumption of these beverages.
Caffeine or coffee, in particular, is the beverage of choice for most people. However, in women, it is associated with a few health complications. Caffeine causes loss of calcium and vitamin B 6 through urine. This increases the risk of osteoporosis and aggravates PMS symptoms. Caffeine increases cortisol levels after meals which causes stress. It might cause miscarriage, spontaneous abortion, fetal death, and stillbirth. It can also aggravate breast pain and obscure mammogram readings.
In its early stages, magnesium deficiency causes nausea, fatigue, numbness, tingling, and muscle cramps. Abnormal heartbeat and behavior changes are also likely. These symptoms develop because magnesium controls nerve, muscle, and heart function. As deficiency progresses, the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and migraines increases. Foods rich in magnesium include nuts, spinach, avocado and soy products. With a doctor’s approval, you can also take supplements to boost your intake.
Mostly seen among women over 50 years, osteoporosis can be prevented by having a diet rich in minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. You can supplement your diet with calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen supplements. Ipriflavone Isoflavone is considered a magic remedy for bone loss. Regularly exercise and avoid cola, tobacco, and excessive alcohol consumption to avoid bone loss.
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As we age, the rate at which the body reabsorbs minerals from the bone (resorption) exceeds the rate at which bone is produced. This leads to bone loss. A diet lacking in calcium and vitamin D but overloaded with vitamin A, low levels of estrogen or testosterone, excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine, prolonged bed rest or inactivity, eating disorders, medical conditions, and a low body mass index can up your risk for fragile bones or osteoporosis.
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Maintaining the pH value of your body at 7.4 is important if you want to stay healthy and disease free. Doing so seems quite difficult because the majority of the food you consume is mostly acidic. You can make alkaline water at home and drink it regularly to boost your immunity, improve your complexion, improve digestion, increase your energy levels, and lower your risk of osteoporosis.
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Limit your intake of caffeine, alcohol, and high-in-sugar carbonated beverages that may leach calcium from the bones over time. Consume more of almonds, leafy greens, broccoli, bone broth instead. If you have a sedentary job, get up and move every hour for 5 mins. Outside of work, exercise, for at least 30-60 mins every day. And, most importantly, quit smoking.
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