What causes Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is when your bones deteriorate putting you more at risk for fractures.
Your bones protect your internal organs store minerals your body needs and give your body structure
Your bones are alive and in order to stay healthy they need:
- Vitamins A and D
Your bones take most of these vitamins and minerals from what you eat and drink.
Your bones are constantly being repaired and reconstructed and new bone is always being formed.
Cells called osteoclasts dissolve your damaged bone leaving tiny holes.
Once the damaged bone is removed, cells called osteoblasts.
Take calcium from your bloodstream and fill the holes with new healthy bone.
Osteoclasts and osteoblasts need hormones in order to work properly. If they can’t get enough of the hormones they need, they aren’t able to repair and rebuild your bones.
This is one of the main causes of osteoporosis. Other causes of osteoporosis are not getting enough vitamins and minerals. Poor eating habits and not getting enough exercise. If you think you could be at risk for osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor
Know the Causes of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the mass of the bones is lost faster than it is regenerated. The rate of bone cell death is higher than that of renewal, which implies a progressive and continuous decrease in bone density that makes the bones increasingly brittle, it is a pathology clearly linked to advanced ages.
The bones most affected by this pathology are usually those of the hands, wrist and spine. And since their bones are weaker, they are also more fragile, which means that, even with slight falls or blunt blows, they can fracture.
First of all, we have risk factors that cannot be modified, since we are born with them. We are talking about: O Being a woman (they have a much higher risk of suffering it than men).
- Have a family history.
- Have a small body.
- OBeing a white or Asian person (statistically, the incidence is higher in both groups).
Second, there is a clear nutritional component. Osteoporosis is more at risk of developing in people who: Follow a diet low in calcium and vitamin D (99% of the body’s calcium is found in the bones and vitamin D helps absorb this mineral). ORWho suffer from malnutrition or eating disorders (such as anorexia or bulimia). Those who have undergone surgery to reduce the size of the stomach.
Third, lifestyle is also important. Sedentary people (who do practically no physical activity) and those who abuse alcohol and tobacco have a higher risk of suffering from osteoporosis.
Fourth, it must be taken into account that osteoporosis can be a manifestation of some other disease, that is, as a side effect. Arthritis, celiac disease, lupus, multiple myeloma, kidney disorders, liver disease, and bone cancer also cause a loss of bone density.
Fifth, osteoporosis can also be a side effect of taking certain long-term medications. Corticosteroid drugs (such as cortisone or prednisone), as well as those intended for the treatment of transplant rejections, cancer, gastroesophageal reflux and seizures, increase the risk of suffering a loss of bone density.
And in sixth and last place, you also have to take into account the hormonal factor. Low levels of sex hormones (decreased levels of estrogen in women and testosterone in men), hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland), and overactive adrenal and parathyroid glands have been associated with an increased risk of suffering from osteoporosis.
As we can see, although the main cause is not having enough reserves of bone matrix during youth, many risk factors come into play when suffering from osteoporosis. If you liked this information, give it a like. Don’t forget to comment, share, and save this information for later viewing.
Real Story About Osteoporosis Treatment
Now that I no longer suffer from osteoporosis. I can look back at it is just a horrible but distant memory. These days I run no risk of fractures or breaks in the way I did then.
Thank goodness. But at the time it was no joke. I’d fractured my ankle stepping off a kerb. I hadn’t slipped or stumbled. I just put my foot down normally in the ankle gave way.
My health practitioner was worried that such a simple action resulted in fractures, so she sent me for a bone density test. My t-score came back as -2.9.
Which meant not only were my bones becoming more fragile… they were wholly in the osteoporosis range. That was a heck of a shock. I mean, I ate very well – including lots of milk, cheeses and greens. which are the very best sources calcium.
I didn’t smoke, I always felt okay – I consider myself to be a healthy person. So how on earth did I end up like this? Naturally, I wanted to be quickly rid of this condition. But more surprises followed.
The first surprise was finding out that there’s no such thing is on osteoporosis ‘specialist’. There’s no particular health professional you go to when you find out you have the condition.
And so one reason osteoporosis care isn’t exactly great is because nobody in the health profession actually ‘owns’ the condition. Depending on your own GP’s judgment you could be treated by an endocrinologist, a gynecologist, a rheumatologist, a orthopedist and geriatrician. Plus, possibly, others.
Second surprise was that there are drug treatments for osteoporosis – as we might expect – but they’re long-term, unreliable and riddled with side-effects. I don’t mind admitting, I was very upset when I found out I had osteoporosis.
And I’m not ashamed to say that, even though I had support of family and friends, I felt very alone with the disease. I joined some support groups so I could be with people like me. But some of the news coming from them was very discouraging.
Which led to the third surprise. A number of them said that dealing with ongoing pain was all part of the package for them. There comes a point, they said, when herding was just normal. I wasn’t prepared for that at all. Naively, perhaps, I expected a cure.
I certainly didn’t expect to be in pain for large parts of the rest of my life. Yet it turns out that, for some people, the side-effects of some drug treatments were worse than the pain. The surprises kept on coming… It was as I began my first course of meds that I found out disturbing news about some of the better known osteoporosis drugs.
Namely, if you ever come off these drugs then the rate of bone deterioration actively increased. Consumer watchdog groups discovered that once you were off the drugs bone deterioration picked up so severely that you can experience a broken bone without any physical trauma having caused it.
This married up with stories I heard of people fracturing vertebrae because they sneezed. I haven’t quite believe those stories… but they were being confirmed by consumer groups and other anecdotal evidence. I slowly realize this could be my future too.
Planning to be disabled? Knowing that osteoporosis would take an ever increasing toll on my body was a lot to bear. The thought of ending up in a wheelchair because my pelvis or ankles and fractured once too many times scared the daylights out of me.
In fact, it was a joke amongst some sufferers I knew that they were getting ready to pick out canes and walkers for their future selves. They cheerfully described how they decorate their wheelchairs… I didn’t find this funny at all yet they were only half-joking.
So many people with osteoporosis went from able-bodied, mobile and healthy… to broken and wheelchair-bound very quickly. Not the future I wanted, I have to say the thought of my future self shuffling along with walking aids frighten the life out of me.
The knowledge that as the months passed my ever weakening bowls are making it more likely, that I would again fractured ankle or hip or vertebral made me miserable.
I looked at acupuncture reiki and all sorts of stuff, I would never in million years have considered before. I found nothing that offered even a glimmer of hope. And then, one day, standing in line at Walgreens of all places, I got talking to a man who changed my life.
I was buying painkillers. He was buying hand soap. We were just chatting and, it turns out, he too had once suffered from all the usual symptoms of osteoporosis. He had a terrible time of it too. But he didn’t suffer a single symptom anymore.
He told me that at one time his vertebrae were so badly affected that he’d lost half an inch in height. Over several years he gone through a cocktail of different remedies and pain-killers… and he enjoyed partial success with just one of them. Even so, he sees score – which measures bone density was steadily worsening.
More slowly, but still worsening. He’d patiently tried all standard treatments and meds because he wanted to treat is osteoporosis properly. They hadn’t worked out. But, in the end something else had worked out for him.
Spectacularly well. He’d been introduced to a natural health practitioner who already had fantastic success treating ‘untreatable’ conditions. Her name is Shelly Manning. Her expertise in uncovering the core, underlying causes of illness – the actual reason why we have an illness in the first place.
In particular, she looks at the lifestyle factors that make that particular illness almost inevitable. It’s always something we do that is the initial, first because of many health conditions.
Keep in mind that osteoporosis doesn’t just happen. Something causes it. And it wasn’t pharmaceutical drugs that caused it. So it’s not pharmaceutical drugs is going to undo it. It’s lifestyle habits that get us real simple as that.
Shelly successes in finding out exactly which lifestyle habits have led to our illness – and then creating a neat easy to follow program that treats those root causes. She’s the opposite of many drugs lead treatments whose primary aim is to treat symptoms. The temp to somehow tackle the disease at the surface so that it doesn’t feel so bad.
They also have a terrible track record for actually resolving osteoporosis symptoms. Whereas Shelley manning is created ‘The Bone Density Solution’.