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World Osteoporosis Day: Valuable information on preventing bone loss.
On World Osteoporosis Day, experts will provide tips on how to prevent the disease from occurring in advance. Because according to estimates, around 25 percent of people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. To prevent osteoporosis, the umbrella organization Osteoporosis (DOP) advises on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day to actively move, eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These three factors are the most important to prevent chronic bone loss.
Diet, exercise and lifestyle are the three most important factors in preventing osteoprosis
On the occasion of the Osteoporosis Action Day, experts, doctors and celebrities such as Senta Berger gave valuable tips on preventing osteoporosis. "Protecting yourself against osteoporosis and doing something good for your bones is easier than many people think," says actress Senta Berger. To keep her bones healthy and stable for a long time, the actress holds regular fitness exercises. The second factor is play Nutrition plays an outstanding role, and only if the bones are supplied with sufficient minerals, vitamins and nutrients will they remain healthy and less prone to osteoporosis. "Everyone, young or old, should pay attention to a calcium-rich diet," advised Dr. Jutta Semler, chair of the Bone Health Board of Trustees in Sinsheim, but it is important to take in calcium in a natural form: just two glasses of milk and two slices of cheese are enough to provide the body with sufficient calcium - at least 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium should be consumed by an adult per day and an adequate supply of the important vitamin D should also be be guaranteed. "Only vitamin D ensures that sufficient calcium is absorbed and stored in the bones", added the specialist.
What is osteoporosis?
This is a disease that is accompanied by bone loss and loss of skeletal stability. Doctors refer to this as a bone metabolism disorder, which is characterized by the loss of bone mass, bone structure and bone function and is associated with broken bones, in particular vertebral fractures and femoral neck fractures. Post-menopausal women are particularly affected by osteoporosis. Around 70 percent of those affected are women. In men, the disease often only occurs after the age of 60.
Joy of life is important for osteoporosis treatment
It is also important to properly treat the consequences of osteoporosis. It is not just a question of preventing broken bones, but of encouraging the patient. Doctors should not only explain to those affected what they are no longer allowed to do in the future, they should also explain what is important for recovery. Above all, the zest for life should be zest for life. It is important to explain what you can still do if you have osteoporosis. (sb, 10/20/2010)
25 percent suffer from osteoporosis
Disease description of osteoporosis
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