Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis causes bones weakness; it makes the bone so weak that even mild stress can cause fracture. Such type of fracture mostly occurs in the spine, wrist or hip. Bone being a living tissue, constantly breaks down and replaced. It  is the situation where creation of the new bone does not keep up with the removal of old bone.

 

Causes of osteoporosis

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Tobacco use.

 

Symptoms of osteoporosis

Usually a person is unaware that he is suffering from osteoporosis until a fracture happens. However, symptoms are:

  • Backache
  • Fracture
  • Receding gums
  • Weakened grip strength
  • Weak and brittle nails
  • Reduction in height along with stooped posture

If you do not have symptoms yet but have a family history of osteoporosis, talking to the doctor can really help you assess your risk.

 

What nutrition should be taken?

Good nutrition is really essential for keeping the bones healthy; one should take good care of diet. Following are the diet suggestions:

  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Canned salmon or sardines with bones
  • Soy products, such as tofu
  • Calcium-fortified cereals and orange juice
  • Vitamin D

 

Physical therapy for osteoporosis- SOS PHYSIO

Physical therapy in SOS PHYSIO can help you to heal after a fracture and serve as an injury prevention measure for those with osteoporosis.

There are many physical therapy treatments such as Manual therapy & Active Release Techniques (ART) are found to be very effective in treating this type of disorder.
For more information- Contact your local SOS PHYSIO clinic

 

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