Degradation of the bones due to the loss of density and mass of the bones is called osteoporosis. The structure of a normal healthy bone is like a tightly webbed honeycomb. But in osteoporosis the bones becomes porous means the holes and spaces in the bones become larger as compared to the normal healthy bone.
This means, the bone is getting thinner and losing its mass and density damaging the bone tissue. In osteoporosis the bones become so brittle and so prone to fracture that even a small jerk or bump can cause the bone to break resulting into fracture. Osteoporosis happens mainly to the aged people and it is not so common in young age. Bone mineral density or BMD test should be done once in a year to find out the condition of the bones.
Natural And Effective Cures For Osteoporosis
Milk And Dairy Products
Milk, cottage cheese, processed cheese, and curd are all a good source of calcium. Calcium is very important for the development and maintenance of the bones.
Adequate amount of calcium is very necessary for the development of the bones and prevention of osteoporosis. Daily 1000 to 1500mg of calcium should be taken. Low levels of calcium can make bones loose mass worsening osteoporosis.
Early morning sunlight is best for the bones. Direct sunlight on the skin is the best source of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D is essential for the absorbing of the calcium and building overall strength of the body. Vitamin D builds up muscle power which eases out daily activity for the elderly people.
Lack of vitamin D can release calcium into the blood which increases the risk of osteoporosis. For not more than 15-20 minutes one should expose oneself to direct sunlight. Vitamin D combined with calcium is the best remedy to fight osteoporosis.
Pumpkin seeds have high magnesium content. Apart from calcium magnesium is the second best mineral to prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium helps in making the bones stronger. Make it a daily habit to eat a handful of pumpkin seeds every morning.
When you find it difficult to carry out daily activities and experience pain getting around or doing things or if you think your height is getting shorter or you are standing or walking with a hunch in the back, you must immediately take precautions.
Soak one tablespoon of sesame seeds in half a cup of water overnight. In the morning grind the seeds in a mixer grinder with the water in which they been soaked and consume the liquid every morning to strengthen the bones.
Fractures are the worst part of osteoporosis as the pain can be intolerable and surgery also cannot be advised due to age factor. Wrist, spine and hip bones are more likely to get broken. Women are more prone to osteoporosis especially after menopause.
Drinking a glass of wheatgrass juice daily will supply your body with every single mineral and several vitamins and will provide more than adequate amounts of usable calcium which will help to increase the bone mass.
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