Compression fractures. Spinal curvatures. Generalized poor health. You want to avoid these things! So do what you can to avoid osteoporosis. Nutrition is a big factor in doing just that, and Soft Health and Healing Clinic is your Brooks healthcare partner to guide you. Let's discuss some great osteoporosis-prevention lifestyle selections for your whole family.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows well the previously listed outcomes of osteoporosis in both men and women and that osteoporosis could be considered a disease of youth. You build bone mass when you are young. If you build enough then, you'll have enough to lose a little as you age. Odd, isn't it?
So, what can Brooks patients do to stop osteoporosis?
- Eat a nutritious diet, especially between 10 and 14 years. Exercise and be active, also. Why? Well, it sets up good habits for life plus bone mass increases are most noted in these years and before age 18. (1) Talk to your kids about osteoporosis!
- Take Vitamin D. Why? Lack of Vitamin D may put you at risk for osteoporosis-related spinal stenosis. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic cares for quite a few Brooks patients to relieve stenosis pain, but try to stay away from it!
- Don't smoke, especially young men. Why? Men who smoke in young adulthood don't develop bone mineral density as well as non-smoking men. (3)
- Avoid anti-depressants, if possible. Why? They add to the risk of fractures of all kinds like compression fractures often connected to osteoporosis. (4)
With a little nutrition, activity, good lifestyle choices, and some chiropractic care, osteoporosis and its effects may be minimized. Contact Soft Health and Healing Clinic to talk about your and your family's strategy for Brooks osteoporosis management and prevention.
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