Update on osteoporosis
NEW DELHI: While a great many people worry about their heart and know that rising blood pressure and cholesterol levels are not a healthy sign either, few seem to care about the need to keep their bones healthy.
A new pilot study carried out revealed that there isn’t enough public awareness about how to keep the bones healthy. Most people tend to dismiss ailments related to the bones as an “old age disease”. More on osteoporosis and attitudes in India here
Osteoporosis – a gender-blind disease
excerpt from the National Osteoporosis Foundation
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, today, 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 12 million are at risk for this disease. Yet, despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis in men remains underdiagnosed, underreported, and inadequately researched.
For example, there are issues raised below that every woman should know about.
In a mere 20 years, the perception of osteoporosis has morphed from a rare but serious disease that affected only older women to a frightening condition of epidemic proportions that threatens almost half of post-menopausal women in the US.
Not much has changed except the hype. The publicity about osteoporosis is mostly about profits, not about women’s health.
Every woman should understand that there’s so much you can do to support bone health — naturally and without drugs, at times many patients actually reverse osteoporosis by fixing their nutrition and digestion and adrenal function.
Cut through the hype and understand the reality behind your risk of osteoporosis — and what you should be doing to promote bone health no matter your age. Read more