|Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease
An insidious and silent disease, osteoporosis does not manifest in the early stages. It has no signs or symptoms until a serious injury or fracture occurs. You may not know you have the disease until a small bump or fall causes you to break a bone.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose calcium and become “porous”. This makes the bone more susceptible to breakage. Bone begins to break down quickly and does not regenerate at a sufficient pace. If you smoke cigarettes and are over 50 years of age, have a diet low in calcium, or are a woman with early menopause, your risk of osteoporosis increases. Addressing these risk factors are a major portion of osteoporosis treatment
Why is it called silent?
The physical manifestations of osteoporosis are not evident In the early stages. Sometimes, you may experience a dull bone or muscle pain in the low back or neck, which escalates to sharp, nagging pain lasting for months. As it progresses, bones become weaker, and your risk for a fracture increases. Bones in the wrist, hip, and spine are most commonly fractured in individuals with this disease.
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|Prevention is Key
The key to keeping your bones healthy is: Eat right, exercise, stop smoking and don’t drink alcohol excessively.
Nutrition & Eating Right is important: Proper intake of calcium and vitamin D as part of your osteoporosis treatment can help make your bones strong. You can find a calcium with vitamin D supplement right here in in our clinic. We have a full time nutritionist on site. http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/
The case for exercise:
Exercise as osteoporosis treatment not only helps build muscle and endurance, it also builds and maintains bone density so it is ENCOURAGED to combat Osteoporosis.
Two types of exercise for osteoporosis treatment are:
As you age, concerns about performing the right types of exercise grow. Especially if you already have medical conditions such as osteoporosis. If you have never been physically active you can choose from a range of safe exercise options prescribed by your physical therapist. We make osteoporosis treatment easy. It’s time for a solid decision to strengthen and shape your bones.
Guidelines for safe exercise:
Call us at (941) 925-2700 before choosing any of these activities to make sure you have an exercise plan that’s safe and effective for your bone health and current physical condition. Depending on your needs, we can create a customized written program that combines postural strengthening, balance training and bone strengthening to provide you with an ideal program. We know what it takes to build strong, healthy bones for individuals of all ages and look forward to working with you.
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