Are you feeling too weak to carry out everyday activities? Well, you may be suffering from a fracture, deformity, hunched posture, severe spinal pain or loss of height over time, this condition may be because of porous bones also known as Osteoporosis. There is a possibility that your bones are falling weak and the regeneration of the bone tissue is not coping with the act of removing old tissue. Healthy bones are a result of continuous degeneration of old bone tissues and regeneration of new tissues by the body. Due to the lack of new bone tissues, and decreased density of bones your bones may lose strength. Sometimes the brittle bones cause fractures in the knee, hip or spine or collapsed vertebrae.
Osteoporosis is mostly seen in older adults around the age of 50. When you are young, the generation of new bones happens faster and the bone mass increases. With age, the process will slow down and cause osteoporosis.
Other factors such as low sex hormones, low body weight, vitamin deficiencies, smoking, hyperthyroidism may drive you to this condition. A small mishap or accident can result in the breaking of bones or severe fractures. Women who are past menopause, senior adults, adults with vitamin deficiencies or genetic disorders are likely to suffer from Osteoporosis.
- Loss of height
- Collapsed vertebrae
- Fracture in hip, spine or wrist
- Hunched back
- Brittle nails
- Weakened grips
Adequate intake of protein, maintaining the right body weight, incorporating calcium-rich ingredients into the diet, performing simple exercises or physical activities will reduce the risk of osteoporosis in you.
Physical therapy helps you in maintaining a proper diet plan and carrying out necessary exercises and physical activities that strengthen your bones, improve mobility and increase the ability to perform daily tasks.
A minimal condition of osteoporosis is known as Osteopenia. The decrease in the mass or density of the bone makes them weak. Bones that are weak but not on the verge of easily breaking indicate this condition. It may occur after the age of 50. Hyperactive thyroid, smoking, Celiac diseases, alcohol, vitamin deficiency, menopause before attaining the age of 45, less physical activity can be some of the reasons for this disorder.
Modifications in the diet, increasing physical activity or performing exercises, reducing or completely avoiding smoke and alcohol will reduce the risk of osteopenia. With the help of physical therapy, you can maintain these factors.
Treating fractures or preventing bone breakage is part of Osteoporosis medication. The treatment may include a self-care routine that includes a healthy diet, an adequate amount of exercise or intake of vitamin or dietary supplements. You may undergo hormonal therapy, bone-building treatment depending on your type of osteoporosis.
Physical therapy can be a part of osteoporosis treatment It is a non-operational treatment to cure the bone condition. Physical therapists plan a schedule depending on the reports of your condition. Proper exercises and postures will help you in rehab and relaxing, stretching and physical activities will reduce stress and help in strengthening your bones.
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