WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY – 20th OCTOBER 2020

Thinning of the bones, with reduction in bone mass, due to depletion of calcium and bone protein causes osteoporosis

CAUSES.

SYMPTOMS

Usually, there are no symptoms of osteoporosis. 

  • Loss of height
  • Change in posture
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bone fractures.
  • Pain in the lower back.

PREVENTION

Do’s

  • Consume diet with sufficient vitamins, minerals, etc. to keep your bone healthy. Have more of fresh fruits, colored vegetables like capsicum, leafy greens, purple cabbage and broccoli.
  • Have enough calcium rich food.
  • Exposure to early morning sunlight for just 10 minutes everyday can effectively replenish and maintain Vitamin D levels in the blood.
  • Indulge in healthy lifestyle and exercise.
  • Strength training exercise is also key to prevent osteoporosis.
  • If you are already suffering from Osteoporosis, arrange your house in such a way that you are not prone to falls and accidents.
  • Maintain an ideal weight for height so that the bones of your lower body do not have to bear the extra kilograms/pounds.

DON’TS

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Do not ride on bumpy road or uneven surfaces where risk of fall is high.
  • Do not lead sedentary life.
  • Avoid bending and excessive rotation of the spine.
  • Avoid high impact exercise