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Osteoprosis

Ayurveda about osteoporosis

According to ayurveda deficiency of Calcium alone is not responsible for Osteoporosis, imbalance in doshas also is a major reason. Two abnormalities occur, vatavruddi (Increased Vata) and kaphakshaya (Reduced Kapha) both of which lead to porous bones.

One way to defend yourself against Osteoporosis is to have a healthy lifestyle full of good diet and exercise. Also instead of opting for Vitamin D and Calcium medication, step out in the sun and enjoy morning sunlight on a daily basis. Our body absorbs the Vitamin D from the morning sun rays which by the day are available in plenty in many countries specially India.

Regular physical activity of any type can help slow bone loss, improve muscle strength, and help doshas imbalance, yoga also proves beneficial in preventing osteoporosis in future

What Exactly Is Osteoporosis?

Have you heard of a case where someone had a fracture by a soft fall or while walking or even on a simple hit from a ball? Well all of these may be cases of Osteoporosis, a silent disease that can be very dangerous if not kept under check.

The word Osteo means bones and porosis means porous hence osteoporosis means porous bones. In this condition the bone density starts reducing and bones become weak and brittle.

Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men.

Causes

Our body regenerates blood, tissues, muscles and even bones. Bones are a type of tissue, which undergoes breakdown and rebuilding throughout our lifespan. However after the early 30s, the rebuilding process generally slows down resulting in loss of bone mass or density which leads to increased chances of osteoporosis.

Chances of Osteoporosis increase if you do not develop strong bones in early years of your life. Lack of bone development now will leave you with a lower bone mass for the future years.

Other Factors which increases risk of osteoporosis:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco
  • Symptoms of Osteoporosis

There are no early symptoms for Osteoporosis.A routine bone density scan can help you diagnose osteoporosis early, but since the majority of people don’t do such tests on a regular basis they become aware of the condition after a sudden fracture. Fractures are most common in the hip, wrist, and spine (vertebrae).

  • There are certain indications of the condition:
  • Loss of height
  • Change in posture
  • Pain in the lower back.