OSTEOPOROSIS is a condition that occurs due to low bone mineral density. Osteoporosis itself can occur due to various factors.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis are caused by the natural aging process, bone loss can also occur due to genetic factors, early menopause, and the lack of intake of calcium in the body.

Osteoporosis is diagnosed using Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Scan.

There are some simple steps to keep your bones free from the bone problem. There are as follow:

  1. Enough sunlight intake. Vitamin D which underneath the skin will be turned into vitamin B3 which serves to maintain bone density and strength. To activate these vitamins, it can take in the sun for 10 minutes before 09.00 am and after 15:00 pm. Sufficient calcium and vitamin D early is a wise move to avoid the problem of osteoporosis.
  2. Do not forget calcium: If you do not get enough calcium from food, the body will take it from the joints of the hands, feet and other long bones. Lack of calcium intake for a prolonged period will cause the body to take it directly from the solid bones. This results in bone loss and brittle. For the best move, do not forget to eat foods that contain a lot of calcium. Not only in milk, but calcium is also found in broccoli, fish, cereals, citrus, and other green vegetables. In addition, limit your consumption of soda and alcoholic beverages.
  3. Exercise. Not just to keep food and beverages consumed. To obtain strong bones, you also have to keep in shape with active exercise. Make sure you exercise for 30 minutes a day. Sports options such as yoga, walking, or other forms of strength training.

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