Call US Now: 416 828 2880
info@motionjoint.com
FREE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO BEEN THROUGH CAR ACCIDENTS
Address 1: 4801 Steeles Ave West, Unit 2, North York, ON M9L2W1, Phone: (416)-828-2880
Address 2: 3850 Finch Ave East, Unit 304, Scarborough, ON, M1T3T6, Phone: (416)-332-2718

How to manage osteoporosis


Being diagnosed with osteoporosis may feel like a blow, but there are many things you can do to help preserve your bone health and minimize bone loss as you get older. Practicing healthy lifestyle habits like eating a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and moderating your alcohol intake are effective ways to manage osteoporosis, but they can also boost your overall health and well-being. Here are seven healthy habits that do double duty by keeping your bones strong and promoting your general health.

Considerable advances have been made in identifying people at risk of fractures because of osteoporosis and in treatments designed to reduce fractures, say Poole and Compston in their clinical review of the management of osteoporosis. They discuss the genetic, nutritional, hormonal, and physical factors that influence peak bone mass, which is attained in the third decade and determines bone mineral density in later life. Avoidable clinical risk factors for fragility fractures include smoking, high alcohol consumption, low body mass index, and falls.

Here are 5 Healthy Habits to Help You Manage Osteoporosis :

(1) Get Enough Protein, Calcium, and Vitamin D :

To get the nutrients we need for good health, we should all be eating a well-balanced diet. If you have osteoporosis — or if you’re a man older than 70 or a postmenopausal woman — it’s especially important to make sure that you’re getting adequate amounts of protein, calcium, and vitamin D from whole-food sources like lean meats, fish, beans and legumes, eggs, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and foods fortified with calcium and vitamin D, which are essential nutrients for bone health

(2) Ask Your Doctor About Nutrition Supplements

It’s always best to get your nutrients from food, but if you can’t meet your daily requirements from your diet alone, you may benefit from supplements. Getting enough vitamin D can be particularly challenging because you can’t get it from many foods other than fatty fish, egg yolks, liver, and vitamin D-fortified products. Your body can make vitamin D from sunlight, but if it’s winter or you’re housebound, or you’re protecting your skin from skin cancer, you may not be producing enough.

(3) Stay Physically Active

Exercise can help with osteoporosis in a number of ways: It stimulates bone remodeling, helps strengthen muscles, and promotes balance, coordination, flexibility, and good posture. It can also boost your mood and mental health. Experts recommend getting 30 minutes of exercise each day to support bone health — walking, weight-bearing activities, and strength- and balance-training exercises are all good options.

(4) Lean on Your Doctor

Your doctor and other members of your health care team are valuable resources when it comes to managing osteoporosis. They can counsel you about your lifestyle habits, including your diet and your level of physical activity, and help you make the best decisions for your bone health. Be sure to keep your doctor informed about any new medications you begin taking, including herbs and supplements, so he or she can let you know if they’ll interact with any other medications you take, if they’re associated with bone loss, or even if they could increase your risk of falls.

(5) Take Steps to Prevent Falls

Approximately one-third of all people over 65 fall down each year, according to the NOF. “As people get older and become more frail, they’re more likely to fall on weakened bones, and that can lead to fracture,” says Singer. Besides eating healthily and exercising to boost bone health, there are many things you can do to prevent falls. The NOF offers the following tips:

  •     Pay attention when you walk, especially in public.
  •     Keep an eye out for slippery, sandy, or cluttered surfaces.
  •     Be mindful of curbs and other changes in incline or decline.
  •     Wear low-heeled shoes with rubber soles for more traction.
  •     Keep your hands free and use handrails whenever possible.
  •     Keep all your necessary items within easy reach.
  •     Use assistive devices, if necessary.
  •     Keep rooms well lit.
  •     Install grab bars in the bathroom.
  •     Use nonskid rubber mats throughout your home.

BLOGS


The Right Diagnosis Is The Key to Proper Treatment

The Right Diagnosis Is The Key to Proper Treatment

25,Oct 2018

We have probably all heard of stories where a friend or a friend’s friend has gotten some procedures done but the treatment hasn’t really helpe

Read More...

How to manage osteoporosis

How to manage osteoporosis

25,Oct 2018

Being diagnosed with osteoporosis may feel like a blow, but there are many things you can do to help preserve your bone health and minimize bone lo

Read More...

Arthritis and prevention

Arthritis and prevention

25,Oct 2018

Arthritis is a common condition amongst us here in Canada. Most patients agree that their arthritic pain gets worse when it gets cold. But why is i

Read More...

Contact Details

Our Offices

Address 1:
4801 Steeles Ave West, Unit 2, North York, ON M9L2W1,
Phone: (416)-828-2880

Address 2:
3850 Finch Ave East, Unit 304, Scarborough, ON, M1T3T6
Phone: (416)-332-2718

Contact Info

Email: info@motionjoint.com

Tel: (416)-828 2880

Contact Form