Preventing Osteoporosis Takes a Lifestyle Change

So, to avoid osteoporosis, avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, don’t smoke, try to avoid falls, exercise regularly, and consume adequate amounts of calcium. It is recommended that the total daily calcium intake from diet or supplements not exceed 2,000 mg. daily for people over age 50. Consume adequate amounts of vitamin D, which is necessary for your body to absorb calcium. Talk to your doctor about what dose would be best for you.

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Osteoporosis literally means “bones with holes.” It occurs from bone losing calcium faster than it can be replaced. New bone creation doesn’t keep pace with the removal of old bone. The bone is weaker, less dense, and easier to break than healthy bone.

There are come common risk factors and you they are unchangeable. For instance, your sex. Women, especially post menopausal, are much more likely to develop osteoporosis then men, but men aren’t off the hook. There are at least 2 million men with osteoporosis and this will increase as men begin to live longer. The older you get, the greater the chance of developing osteoporosis. You’re also at a greater risk if any close relatives have had osteoporosis and Caucasion and Asian women are at a greater risk.

The reduction of sex hormones, estrogen for women and testosterone for men, also contribute to osteoporosis. Dietary factors associated with…

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