Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to be extremely weak and fragile. This can cause bones to fracture after sustaining a fall or even a strong cough. It can cause numerous injuries and can greatly impact the individual’s quality of life.
What is Osteoporosis?
A healthy bone looks very similar to a honeycomb. There are spaces and holes in the bone. Osteoporosis leads to much larger spaces, which can significantly reduce the bone’s density and strength.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
There are many things that can lead to osteoporosis and it tends to be caused by a combination of factors. Some of these things include:
- Age- the older an individual is, the much more likely they are to develop osteoporosis
- Diet- a poor diet, especially if it is low in calcium or vitamin D, can lead to osteoporosis
- Sedentary lifestyle- failing to exercise or put weight on your bones can cause them to become weaker and less dense
Is There a Cure for Osteoporosis?
There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are things that can be done to help improve the symptoms and strengthen the bones. There are certain medications that you can take that will help strengthen your bones. You can also improve your nutrition, implementing calcium and vitamin D to make your bones healthier. Exercising regularly can also help improve your bone’s overall density.
Osteoporosis can greatly affect your quality of life and can cause significant health complications. If you have experienced an injury because of osteoporosis, it is important to seek treatment. A qualified chiropractic service can help deal with issues caused by osteoporosis.