World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on 20 October. The purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness about it among the people. Osteoporosis is a condition caused by decreased bone density which affects bone strength. Changing lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, etc. are common factors of osteoporosis. Let us know the ways to prevent this.
-World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated every year on 20 October.
-The purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness about it among the people.
-Osteoporosis is a condition caused by decreased bone density, which affects bone strength.
World Osteoporosis Day 2023: Osteoporosis is a condition when there is a decrease in bone mass density (BMD). The amount of minerals present in the bones starts decreasing. This greatly increases the risk of bone fractures. Let us tell you that the condition before this is called ‘osteopenia’. If it is not treated on time, the risk of osteoporosis increases.
Risk in women
Osteoporosis is brought on by imbalanced hormone levels in addition to calcium insufficiency. Estrogen is necessary for women’s BMD levels to remain stable. BMD significantly decreases after menopause as a result of the body’s decreased estrogen levels. Men’s testosterone levels fluctuate, which raises their risk of developing this condition..
what is the reason
*Vitamin D deficiency
*Excessive alcohol consumption
*Rheumatoid arthritis disease
*Consumption of steroid medicines etc.
Length may also be less
In the initial stage, when the bones start getting damaged, it is not visible from the outside. When the vertebrae start breaking, back pain starts. Due to this disease, due to the fracture in the spinal cord, the upper part of the back bends forward, due to which the height starts appearing less.
Protect yourself like this
*Increase physical activity
*Include calcium and vitamin K in your diet.
*Pregnant and lactating women should not ignore a nutritious diet.
*Bathe in the sun for Vitamin D.
*Avoid smoking and alcohol.
*Get regular health checkups done.
Food should be like this
Be sure to include calcium-rich foods in your diet.
Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium. This deficiency can be overcome by taking supplementary medicines.
- Along with calcium and magnesium, fiber and folate are also found in beans.
-Consumption of lemon and orange is also important for bones.
-Along with walnuts and almonds, sunflower seeds also contain calcium, magnesium, and zinc in large quantities, which strengthen the bones.