Osteoporosis is a disease which affects our bones. This is naturally associated with old age, since you may lose the strength of your bones as you get older. Also, it is caused by calcium deficiency in your body. There are numerous medications available, but the natural methods are best for treating this.
When you have Osteoporosis, the gradual loss of strength may make your bones sponge-like. Sponge-like corals in the ocean would be the best example to compare this with. Now, your bones are vulnerable to fracture and breaking.
Calcium, protein and collagen are the main ingredients of our bone. These ingredients bring the necessary strength. Also, Osteoporosis can lead to more serious problems in its advanced stages. Your spine, wrists and hips could be in serious trouble as an after effect.
One thing needs to noted is that it can exist for many years without any outward display. Sometimes, symptoms start displaying only after the condition has grown much worse.
There will have pain in the affected area or in the whole skeletal structure when it occurs to you. Lower back pain will be there if it has affected your spine. You may also end up losing little height due to bending of your spine.
In the advanced stage, even a small physical effort may cause a fracture, and this could be a rather dangerous situation. Healing these fractures wouldn't be an easy thing compared to other kind of fractures.
Hip fracture is considered to be the most severe one, and according to statistics, 30% gets affected by hip fracture and they need life long care. Besides this, it may also increase the risk of pneumonia or blood clotting.
Now, let's see what can be done to prevent this, and what are the treatments available for this. It should be noted that 'prevention is better than cure' suits really well for this disease, since the treatment after the advanced stages wouldn't yield much results.
First and foremost, control your bad habits such as cigarette smoking and drinking, since both can aggravate the chances for having this disease. Next, make sure that your diet has sufficient amount of calcium and vitamin D.
You can include calcium rich food items in your diet. Yogurt, cheese, almonds, tofu, spinach, broccoli etc are rich in calcium. You may consult your dietician to find out the other calcium rich food items. Also include foods which are rich in vitamin D, e.g. Fish, Egg yolk. Direct contact with sunlight will also help to produce vitamin D.
Next, we shall see some of the home remedies for osteoporosis. Having a tablespoon of honey on a daily basis is really helpful in dealing with this. Sesame seeds are also found to be very effective in preventing this; so, try to include this in your daily diet. Dandelion herbal tea is also good to avoid this disease. Chaste berry is rich in vitexicarpin and vitricin; both are good for controlling the hormones. Last but not least, you may also try Brussel sprouts; this should be taken with vitamin K, which will provide good results.