Osteoporosis is a problem that is common among older women. This disease is one that is known for causing problems with a higher risk of having broken bones, most commonly in the wrist and spine. While the main osteoporosis symptoms can occur later in life, the truth is that the damage that is caused from inadequate calcium intake actually occurs much earlier in life.
Many people do not get their daily recommended dosage of calcium, and since bones establish the main portion of their density when a person is approximately twenty five years old. Researchers believe that it is possible that the lack of calcium intake before this age is what can cause the development of the disease later in life.
Causes of Osteoporosis
Other osteoporosis causes include:
Not enough growth hormone and parathyroid hormones being produced by the body. These hormones help the body absorb adequate amount so calcium needed to build strong healthy bones.
Phosphorus is another mineral that the body needs to grow healthy bones. Too little phosphorus is listed as another one of the osteoporosis causes. A good diet can supply enough of this mineral.
Another one of the osteoporosis causes is vitamin D deficiency. If there is not enough vitamin D intake the result can be weakened bones and bone loss. Vitamin D is needed to help the body to absorb calcium as well.
What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis can be present without any symptoms for decades because osteoporosis doesn't cause symptoms until bone fractures. Moreover, some osteoporotic fractures may escape detection for years when they do not cause symptoms. Therefore, patients may not be aware of their osteoporosis until they suffer a painful fracture. The symptom associated with osteoporotic fractures usually is pain; the location of the pain depends on the location of the fracture.
Fractures of the spine (vertebra) can cause severe "band-like" pain that radiates from the back to the sides of the body. Over the years, repeated spinal fractures can lead to chronic lower back pain as well as loss of height or curving of the spine due to collapse of the vertebrae. The collapse gives individuals a hunched-back appearance of the upper back, often called a "dowager hump" because it commonly is seen in elderly women.
Natural Treatment of Osteoporosis
Adopt a vegetable or fruit juice diet for 5 days. Warm water enema should be administered during the period. Then gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet.
Emphasize on mineral rich foods.
Oats, rice, millet and barley, sour milk products and foods rich in lactic acid should be consumed in liberal quantities.
Fruits like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries; sunflower seeds and sesame seeds; carrots, cabbage and green vegetables rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and silicon are particularly beneficial.
Supplement the diet with mineral and trace mineral and Betaine Hydrochloride tablets with each meal.
Avoid overeating and large meals. Chew food thoroughly.
Trace mineral boron prevents calcium loss and de-mineralization.
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