3 Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

3 Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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Are You Suffering From Osteoporosis?

Like a thief in the night steals your valuables without warning, osteoporosis can suddenly arrive without you knowing it. All of a sudden your bones are frail, weak and can easily become fractured by the simplest of falls and your ability to live an active lifestyle goes out the window.

Even though there aren’t alarm bells alerting you to an oncoming onset of osteoporosis, there are certain factors that can lead to this disorder, some you can’t change, many you can. Things like age, sex, race and inherited family traits are beyond your ability to change. Don’t focus on those things, but instead do all you can to remove the risks of the things you can change.

stages of osteoporosis

3 Risk Factors for Getting Osteoporosis

As we said, there are things like your biology, sex and race that are unchangeable. It would be a waste of time to worry about these. Instead, there are definitely things you can do to reduce your risk of getting osteoporosis.

  1. Lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle where your job and your leisure activities don’t require much movement can lead to osteoporosis. When your bones and muscles are at constant rest, they don’t have the ability to build up and become weaker. Additionally, a lifestyle that involves walking, running, and exercise promotes good posture, muscle strength and overall better health that can deter the onset of this disorder.
  2. Diet. You’ve heard that “milk does a body good” for a long time, but did you ever take the phrase to heart? A low intake of calcium can make your bones frail and brittle, causing a low bone density which is the key to strong bones and bone tissue replacement over your lifetime. Up the calcium intake to make your bones stronger and lessen the risk of osteoporosis.
  3. Medication. This one is a bit tougher to alter since it involves medications you’ve been taking for any other potential medical issues you may have. Regular use of steroids (oral or injected) can slow down bone tissue replacement to a crawl, causing lower bone density and raising the potential for broken or fractured bones.

Get Osteoporosis Treatment in Tampa

No matter your risk factor, if you’re suffering with – or are at risk for – osteoporosis, the pain experts at Florida Pain Relief Group in Tampa can help manage the pain and control the disorder. Don’t live in agony one more day when help is so close by. Contact us today!

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