Osteoporosis2018-09-27T03:06:10+00:00

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition where the bones lose essential minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, more rapidly than they can be replaced. This leads to decreased density of bones, which can lead to increased risk of fracture or breakage. While Osteoporosis is common, early detection can significantly reduce the risk of broken bones down the track.

Sun, soft tissue treatments, stretching and strength and conditioning can generally help sufferers of osteoporosis.

Once a person with osteoporosis has fractured or broken a bone, other broken bones are four times more likely to happen again within the same year. This is known as the ‘cascade effect’. Osteoporosis has almost no symptoms at all and will usually go undetected until a fracture or break occurs – for this reason, it is often referred to as ‘the silent disease’.

Jurmaine Health can help with physical therapies, such as soft tissue treatments, stretching and strength and conditioning, can help to ease the symptoms of osteoporosis.

Risk factors for osteoporosis

  • Age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Low calcium and vitamin D levels
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive caffeine consumption
  • Obesity
  • Being underweight
  • Soft drink consumption
  • Low hormone levels
  • Thyroid issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Some cancer medications
  • Corticosteroids (medication used for asthma, arthritis etc.)
  • Estrogen deficiencies
  • Race
  • Height (small stature)
  • Malnutrition
  • Eating disorders

Top tips for preventing the onset of osteoporosis

  • Maintain a diet high in calcium-rich foods
  • Get regular exposure to sunlight, for vitamin D
  • Take calcium or vitamin D supplements if it is difficult to obtain via diet or lifestyle
  • Get regular physical exercise
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid excessive soft drink consumption
  • Quit smoking

At Jurmaine Health, our aim is to get you well and help you manage your condition. Treatment for osteoporosis generally includes assessment, treatments and ongoing training for stretching and strengthening exercises.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition where the bones lose essential minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, more rapidly than they can be replaced. This leads to decreased density of bones, which can lead to increased risk of fracture or breakage. While Osteoporosis is common, early detection can significantly reduce the risk of broken bones down the track.

Sun, soft tissue treatments, stretching and strength and conditioning can generally help sufferers of osteoporosis.

Once a person with osteoporosis has fractured or broken a bone, other broken bones are four times more likely to happen again within the same year. This is known as the ‘cascade effect’. Osteoporosis has almost no symptoms at all and will usually go undetected until a fracture or break occurs – for this reason, it is often referred to as ‘the silent disease’.

Jurmaine Health can help with physical therapies, such as soft tissue treatments, stretching and strength and conditioning, can help to ease the symptoms of osteoporosis.

Risk factors for osteoporosis

  • Age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Low calcium and vitamin D levels
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive caffeine consumption
  • Obesity
  • Being underweight
  • Soft drink consumption
  • Low hormone levels
  • Thyroid issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Some cancer medications
  • Corticosteroids (medication used for asthma, arthritis etc.)
  • Estrogen deficiencies
  • Race
  • Height (small stature)
  • Malnutrition
  • Eating disorders

Top tips for preventing the onset of osteoporosis

  • Maintain a diet high in calcium-rich foods
  • Get regular exposure to sunlight, for vitamin D
  • Take calcium or vitamin D supplements if it is difficult to obtain via diet or lifestyle
  • Get regular physical exercise
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid excessive soft drink consumption
  • Quit smoking

At Jurmaine Health, our aim is to get you well and help you manage your condition. Treatment for osteoporosis generally includes assessment, treatments and ongoing training for stretching and strengthening exercises.

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