family.Someracese.g.CaucasiansareatahigherriskthanAsiansandAfricanAmericans.Skim and low-fat milks, yogurts and cheeses. Soft-boned fish and shellfish, such as salmon with thebones, sardines and shrimp. Vegetables e.g. dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, kale, collards. Beansand bean sprouts as well as tofu (soy bean curd, if processed with calcium). Calcium-fortified foods suchassomeorangejuices,applejuicesandready-to-eatcerealsandbreads.
Lack of physical activity especially activities such as walking, running, tennis and other weight-bearingexercises.Lack of calcium and vitamin D, Magnesium and other mineral deficiencies from our modern diet of processedfoodsCigarette smoking and Excessive Alcohol - Heavy drinkers and smokers often have poor appetite andpoornutrition.Taking certain medicines such as corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat asthma, arthritis,lupus, etc.) and aluminium containing antacids like Rolaids or Di-Gel., anti-seizure drugs and overuse of thyroidhormones.Hyperthyroidism,hyperparathyroidism,andcertainformsofbonecancer,anorexianervosa,scoliosisandgastrointestinaldisease.MalabsorptionofnutrientsasaresultofantibioticuseHighFat,highproteindietMedical management, especially if you are at a high risk of getting the disorder. Doctor may prescribehormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or calcium. These are recommended to prevent fractures fromosteoporosis if taken during or soon after the start of menopause and then on a continual basis. HRT does notrebuild bone, but it is supposed to prevent further bone loss. New research on HRT is bringing question mark onthismethod.Surgery,suchashipreplacement,ifnecessary.Dietaryandlifestylemeasures.Naturalapproachestoosteoporosistreatmentaretofocusonsupportingthisdynamical,bonerebuildingprocessand not on replacing the natural and healthy decline of oestrogen during menopause. To prevent or slowosteoporosis,takethesestepsnow: Ahigh-Complex-Carbohydrate,Low-FatDiet,Relativelylowinprotein-Limitservingsofredmeattoleancuts no more than three times per week (Red meat is very high in phosphorous, as is soda. High phosphorousintake extracts calcium from bones to keep calcium/phosphorous levels in balance.) Concentrate on eating darkgreenleafyvegetables.Plan to get enough calcium every day: If our diets were mostly whole grains, greens, beans andvegetables, our bones would be more apt to stay healthy on relatively less calcium, as long as we alsoexercisedandgotoutinthesunforvitaminD.Somehighcalciumfoodsare:Follow a program of regular, weight-bearing exercise at least three or four times a week. Examplesinclude: Walking, jogging, cycling, weight training, low-impact or non-impact aerobics anything that putsweightonthebones,twentyminutesfivetimesperweekorthirtyminutesthreetimesperweek.Do not smoke and limit alcohol consumption.. Smoking makes osteoporosis worse. Smokers, along withthose who consume two or more alcoholic drinks daily, are at highest risk of osteoporosis. Smokingpoisonstheovaries.Payattentiontoyourposture.Keepyourbackstraightwhenyousit,standandwalk.Takemeasurestopreventfallsandinjurytoyourbones.NoColaorsodadrinks Thesearetoohighinphosphate,whichdirectlyinterfereswithcalciumabsorption.VitaminC isinvolved in collagensynthesisandrepairandisfound inCitrusfruits.Magnesium Itisfoundinorganicallygrownvegetables,wholegrains,seaweed(kelp)andmeatssuchas