Did you know?
Post 50 years of age, 4 in 10 women experience a hip, vertebral or forearm fracture in their remaining lifetime, and are more likely to die from complications of fracture than from breast cancer!
Although osteoporosis is frequently considered to be a disease of elderly women, men account for 30% of hip fractures worldwide, and mortality after such fractures is greater in men than in women.
What are the risk factors for osteoporosis? Continue reading “How can you care for ageing bones?”
Every 3 seconds, there is one osteoporotic fracture occurring worldwide with 8.9 million fractures annually. One out of 8 males and 1 out of 3 females in India suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone characterized by increased risk of fractures and low bone mineral density. It occurs in men and women between 50-60 years of age, being more common in post-menopausal women. In India, osteoporotic fractures occur at a younger age than in the West.
Peak bone mass is attained from birth to adolescence. Care should be taken to ensure sufficient calcium and vitamin D levels during this phase. Beyond adolescence, no further bone growth occurs. Rather, bone mass decreases gradually with age and thereafter calcium and vitamin D intake through diet and supplements can only slow down the deterioration but not completely stop it. Continue reading “Fight Osteoporosis With The Right Diet”