Thursday, April 17, 2014

OESTEOPOROSIS SOLUTION

OESTEOPOROSIS SOLUTION

You’ve seen them, the old ladies with a dowager’s hump at the back of their neck. Or you heard about someone’s auntie who slipped on the rug and broke her hip. Anyone can get osteoporosis but women are more likely to get it than men.

  • Exercise – it can actually increase bone mass.
  • Take in sufficient calcium: you ne d1500 mg daily.
  • Avoid caffeine as it aids in the excretion of minerals.
  • Avoid cola drinks as they contain phosphoric acid which interferes with the absorption of calcium.
  • Supplemental estrogen, where appropriate, will aid in the assimilation of calcium.
  • Get sufficient vitamin D.
  • Avoid alcohol, as it reduces bone formation.
  • Don’t’ smoke, because it lowers estrogens levels.
  • Curtail your intake of red meat to limit calcium excretion from your bones.
  • Limits sodium, because you excrete calcium with sodium.