Osteoporosis What Women Need to Know   2020-11-23


According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, women are more likely to develop osteoporosis after age 50 than men. More than 30% of women aged 50 years and older are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture, compared to one in five men, and a woman’s risk of breaking a hip equals her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Osteoporosis has major health care costs and there are no symptoms until a fracture occurs.

Keeping your bones strong is a smart goal at any age. The following is what a woman needs to know about Osteoporosis.

What Causes Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone or can’t make enough new bone. As a result, bones start to break down and become porous, increasing the risk of a fracture.

Osteoporosis risk factors include low intakes of calcium and/or vitamins, inactivity, smoking, excessive drinking, low levels of estrogen, etc.

Once women reach 50 years old and have bone risk factors, a bone density test will be needed. To diagnose osteoporosis, doctors usually use DEXA scan to take an x-ray of the bones. When the T-score is -2.5 or lower, it indicates osteoporosis.

Signs

The bad news is that many people don’t have any symptoms until they fracture or break a bone. However, there are some subtle signs that women should watch out for:

o Back pain
o Loss of height
o Hunched posture
o A bone that breaks easily

Prevention

The following tips can help you prevent osteoporosis from occurring:

o Diet & Supplements
Eating calcium-rich foods daily is recommended. The daily recommended amount of calcium for adult women is 1000mgs, and 1,200 mg for women who are 51 and older. Most dairy foods contain calcium, and many non-dairy foods are also of rich calcium content, including broccoli, sardines, salmon, and beans.

Vitamin D is also necessary for bones because it helps your body absorb calcium. Not many foods naturally have Vitamin D, but you can get it in some foods like fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolks, and orange juice.

If you have factors that can affect the ability to get enough calcium and Vitamin D, like diet restrictions, appetite loss, digestive disorders, supplements can be a way to enhance your dietary intake.

Except for calcium and Vitamin D, some herbs also have a promising effect on bone health. For example, Eucommia Ulmoides extract can initiate osteoblast, enhance osteogenesis, decrease osteoclast, so it can help prevent osteolysis.

Since herbs don’t occur in our daily diets a lot, supplements will be an ideal way to get the herbal nutrition that can help prevent Osteoporosis. Chenland’s EuBone™ is a specially formulated botanical blend with three traditional Chinese herbs: Eucommia Ulmoides, Drynaria Fortunei, and Cuscuta Chinensis. Its development of this Eucommia Ulmoides extract was based on 2,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine history. The company has hand-selected ingredients from its Authentic Medicinal Cultivation Areas with full traceability from Seed to Extract.

Eucommia Ulmoides is the main ingredient found in EuBone™. Chenland’s latest research findings show that taking EuBone™ can significantly increase bone strength, bone density, and reduce the risk of fracture. Additionally, to meet the problems of calcium absorption, Chenland has innovated EuBone™ to increase calcium absorption when ingested and increase bone mass to fight osteoporosis.

o Lifestyle

Exercise builds strong bones and prevents bone loss, and will show the most benefits if it begins early in life. Combine strength training with weight-bearing and balance exercises.

In additions, try to quit drinking too much alcohol and smoking. The more you drink, the higher chances of bone loss you will have, and smoking has a terrible effect on the hormone estrogen in your body, doubling the chance of bone loss and fractures.

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