As we get older, we experience different aches and pains. There are times that we may feel weak which can slow down women always on the go. Often times, we try not to concern ourselves with it because we want to continue moving. However, it’s important to be sure that we’re taking care of our bodies. In taking care of our bodies, we must become aware of different things that may affect our bodies. Therefore, women should educate themselves when it comes to a disease called osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones. If one has this disease, they’re bones are very weak to the point of easily breaking. Although this disease affects every bone in the body, the most common to break are: hip, wrist, and spine. These fractures or broken bones can occur doing typically day to day activities. Whether walking up and down stairs, bending often, or lifting heavy items.
They are many factors leading to osteoporosis including: being a woman, getting older, menopause, or having a family history of osteoporosis. If someone fits somewhere in these factors and has unusual or unbearable pain and weakness, it’s imperative they visit a doctor and take the proper tests to determine whether you have this disease.
Fortunately there are ways that osteoporosis can be prevented including staying healthy. It’s also important to change your eating habits to ensure you’re getting the nutrients that you need, as well as eliminating smoking and drinking moderately. Plus, getting enough calcium and vitamin D each day couldn’t hurt. Our bones contain a lot of calcium and it keeps the vines healthy, while Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from food.
Written by: Krystle Jones
Founder & Editor of Lovely Miss Jones
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