An estimated 924,000 Australians have osteoporosis, representing 3.8% of the population according to Osteoporosis Data 2020
Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bone tissue to become thin and less dense. The bones become fragile and fracture more easily. After menopause many women are at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis leads to weakened bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The exact cause of osteoporosis is unknown but studies suggest that postmenopausal hormonal changes may trigger osteoporosis. Bones are made up of hard outer parts and more delicate inner parts. And this inner part contains little holes or gaps. In the case of osteoporosis, the bone becomes weak and the holes in the inner part of bones grow larger and numerous. This leads to a collapse of the inner structure of bone and causes thinning of bones. Any trauma caused during this time may lead to bone fracture. In severe cases of osteoporosis bone fracture may occur without any trauma or fall.
Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation. During menopause hormonal changes are common. Estrogens, progesterone levels start declining. Estrogens functions as a protector for bones. And also this estrogens has a direct connection with calcium metabolism. Oestrogen supplements in postmenopausal women increase calcium absorption and thereby reducing osteoporosis. Calcium and oestrogen play a key role in osteoporosis.
Self-care methods include a change in diet and lifestyle will help to reduce the problems associated with osteoporosis. Food items like milk, cheese, broccoli, nuts, fishes like sardines are rich in calcium. Fresh fruit and vegetables gives you many essential minerals and other nutrients needed to maintain bone heath.
Physical exercises are important to strengthen your bones but you need proper professional advice before starting any physical exercises if you are suffering from osteoporosis.. Walking and gentle aerobics are useful for bone health because they improve bone strength.
Sunshine is important to keep vitamin D levels adequate. Vitamin D is essential because it enables calcium and phosphorus to be used to form strong bones and teeth. It can be obtained from sunshine and as a supplement.
Homeopathy is natural and gentle, consider physical symptoms and emotional state for medicine selection. Your homeopath will help you to maintain your health and well being after menopause. Contact your homeopath and bring back your good old days.