Osteoporosis = Bone Loss
Osteoporosis is a bone disease. A reduction of the bone mass decreases the mechanic capacity of the bones in such a way that fractures (vertebral fractures, fractures of the neck of the femur) and bone deformation increase. The loss of bone mass is a normal symptom of old age. It only becomes problematic if the remaining quality of the bones is not sufficient enough to tolerate loads of everyday life.
Causes of Osteoporosis
- Age-related reduction of sexual hormones
- Lack of movement
- Insufficient calcium intake
- Insufficient renal function
- Parathyroid disease
- Long-term intake of cortisone
- The maximum thickness of the bones was not reached as a result of a bad diet and insufficient movement in the first thirty years.
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Nutrition and Osteoporosis
- Calcium-rich diet
- Vitamin-D-rich diet which is important for the utilisation of consumed calcium.
- Foods rich in vitamin D such as fish enhance bone mineralization.
- A diet low in phosphate and oxalic acid as phosphate and oxalic acid affect the intake of calcium.
- Alcohol and nicotine prevent the intake of calcium by the intestines.
Treatment of Osteoporosis
- Hormone therapy (Estrogens)
- Avoid being underweight
- A lot of physical activity and exercise increases bone mass and strengthens musculature.
- Pain abatement
- Influencing the bone metabolism
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