What Is Osteoporosis? What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Having Osteop

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 9 years ago

    What Is Osteoporosis? What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Having Osteoporosis?

    What Is Osteoporosis? What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Having Osteoporosis?

  2. kj force profile image59
    kj forceposted 9 years ago

    To break down the word Osteoporosis...meaning a drying out of the bone, becoming brittle to the point of weakness, not having strength...broken down to laymen terms..not a scientific one.. ( hope this was adequate )
    The best ways to help prevent this from happening is to start making sure you get plenty of Vitamin D, as you are growing..to help the bones stay strong..exercise is important..jumping jacks.jumping rope and bouncing from one foot to the other ( on ball of foot, not flatfoot) eating a healthy diet and not smoking is also recommended.
    As you get older working out in a pool is recommended, bouncing exercises help strengthen the bones  because it helps to circulate the blood supply threw the body and the marrow of the bones..this along with supplements of vitamins will help to prevent this condition...just my medical opinion on this subject

  3. Globetrekkermel profile image65
    Globetrekkermelposted 9 years ago

    osteoporosis is degeneration of the bones which easily breaks.taking calcium supplement is usually recommended.There is also the injectable medication called fosamax- which is injected once a week.

  4. gail641 profile image68
    gail641posted 9 years ago

    Osteoporosis is porus bone. It is a condition, especially in older women, where there is a reduction in bone mass and density. The bones get thinner and can break much more easier. The spaces in the bones get bigger, because of bone loss. It would be a good idea to have tests done with your doctor or ask for his or her advice. Making sure that you get enough calcium in your diet,it should help to reduce the risk, but the best thing to do. as well, would be to get your doctor's advice. A good diet that is 100% complete with all the vitamins, nutrients, and calcium would be a good idea.

    Walking is a good way to keep the bones strong, especially when you walk everday.

  5. unvrso profile image89
    unvrsoposted 9 years ago

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, and it is called like that because when the disease affects the bones, they start becoming porous and weak. This is most commonly due to a lack of calcium and other minerals.

    The best ways to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis is by maintaining a regular physical activity. It is believed that the practice of regular activity during childhood and through the growing development of a person may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

    Doctors sometimes recommend the practice of physical activities along with a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and foods that are rich in calcium.

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years ago

    Osteoporosis is a disease wherein human bones slowly lose their mass.

    Healthy doses of vitamin D (as prescribed) and weight bearing exercise on a regular basis are the main ways of fighting this disease...but in the end, they usually only slow it's progress rather than curing it.

  7. eHealer profile image76
    eHealerposted 9 years ago

    Hi Phoenix, osteoporosis is the depletion of bone that becomes thin and loses the ability to replenish itself over time. Walking at least 4-5 times a week or more will stimulate the lower bones to form density, light strength training on the upper body at least 3 times a week will provide the resistance to stimulate the upper part of the body. A good balanced diet with Vitamin D and calcium are very important. In addition, Yoga has been studied and provides an excellent weight bearing for bone growth on the balance poses and upper body on the weight bearing postures.Having good genes is also good! Although you can't change your family history or gender, it's a good thing to know if any women in your family had the condition. Avoid cola products and alcohol. If you suspect you may have a bone density problem, you can have a bone scan performed so speak to your doctor. Hope this helps!

  8. Dr Pran Rangan profile image82
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 9 years ago

    Osteoporosis is a bone disease, characterized by too little bone mass. Any bone can be affected by it. It occurs when one looses too much of bone, makes too little bone or both. Bones weaken when there are low levels of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals in the bone. Though the normal bones have the appearance of honey comb martix but due to the deficiency of these minerals, the bones become porous. As a result, the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall. Osteoporosis means porous read more


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