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Vitamins and Supplements Relieve Osteoporosis Symptoms

Updated on September 26, 2015

Osteoporosis Signs and Symptoms

The thinning bone disease, osteoporosis affects over 28 million Americans. About 1 in every 5 women are affected, but the disease also affects men. About 20% of the 28 million Americans are men who suffer from osteoporosis.

The disease can be prevented in many cases with extra calcium and vitamins in the diet, but in some cases, it may just be too late, and in these cases, as good treatment option is preferred to help relieve the pain and discomfort from the symptoms of osteoporosis.

In the early stages of the bone disease, the symptoms can easily go unnoticed with general joint and muscle pain, but many people don't notice any symptoms at all in the earlier stages of osteoporosis.

When the disease progresses, the symptoms become more apparent, especially when bones start to fracture and break with little to no pressure or trauma.

Although, not everyone suffers the same symptoms of the same degree of signs of osteoporosis, the basic signs of the thinning bone disease can include the following:

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  • Bone fractures
  • Bone pain
  • Joint aches
  • Loss of height
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Neck pain
  • Stooped posture

Generally, fractures will occur with little or no trauma.

These signs can range from very faint to more severe and chronic, which is why it's important to consult a doctor if you start noticing constant discomfort in your joints, muscles, and bones.

Relieve Osteoporosis Symptoms

If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you want to make sure that you bump up your calcium consumption. Even though you already have the thinning bone disease, it is still helpful to increase the calcium in your body. You can take calcium supplements and eat more enriched foods.

It's also a good idea to spend more time in the sun in order to absorb vitamin D, which is beneficial for calcium absorption.

Fish oil and evening primrose oil have been thought to not only improve calcium absorption and potentially bone mass, as well.

Other vitamins and supplements that you may want to consider, include zinc and magnesium, as both have special properties that help with the formation of new bone growth.

Just because you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, that doesn't mean that you are doomed to fractures and joint pain. You can take natural vitamins and supplements in attempts to help create healthy bones.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the advice in this article should in no way replace that of a licensed physician. If you think that you might have osteoporosis, you want to consult your doctor so that you can get proper diagnosis and discuss treatment.

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    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      All women should read this good hub and follow your advice. I suffered a spinal fracture, had surgery and now, I do the right thing. I had no clue that my body was low on calcium and vit. D. Thank you.

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      Tinamare 

      8 years ago

      This is good information, and you are right, once the symptoms start becoming apparent it is too late to prevent the disease. We walk through life thinking nothing can affect us but thats because the symptoms that are trying to tell our body something,... we ignore.

      Very nice information....

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your good advice because I have got Osteoporoses.

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      mythbuster 

      8 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Thanks for the information. This hub is really easy to understand and has good tips.

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