Did you know that at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime? Believe it or not, fractures due to osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer – combined! What are you doing to protect your bones? Keep reading to learn natural ways you can prevent osteoporosis! What is Osteoporosis, anyways? Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. It causes your bones to become weak, brittle, and ultimately prone to fractures. It’s known as “the silent thief” because this bone loss happens without you even knowing. Certain things make you more susceptible to Osteoporosis. For instance: • Being a postmenopausal woman • Having a calcium-deficient diet • If you are a thin, petite woman • Smoking • Lead a sedentary lifestyle • Drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day • If osteoporosis runs in the family What can you do to protect yourself from the disease? Natural Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis There are a few easy things you can do to protect yourself naturally. In a nutshell, if you wish to decrease Read more…
Natural Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis – The Silent Thief
Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This puts people at risk for increased bone fragility and greater risk for fracture (broken bones). Bone loss often occurs without symptoms and because of this Osteoporosis has become known as the “silent thief”. Fractures resulting from Osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. One in five men and one in three woman will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. In 2010 the overall cost to the Canadian healthcare system for treating osteoporosis and fractures relating to the disease was over $2.3 billion. Osteoporosis is to blame for over 80% of all fractures in people 50+ according to Osteoporosis Canada. There are 30,000 hip fractures annually and osteoporosis is responsible for 70-90% of them. The cost for the healthcare system for each hip fracture is $21,285 in the 1st year after hospitalization. $44,156 if the patient is institutionalized. The chance of a 50 year old woman developing hip, vertebral or wrist fractures during her lifetime is 40%. 1 in 4 women who have a vertebral fracture will fracture again within one year. 20% of people who have Read more…