How to Treat Osteoporosis

  • Dr. MS Narula
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  • November 15, 2018
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Osteoporosis is common these days among people both young and old. It refers to the human ailment of the body in which the bones become excessively weak, tender and brittle. They are easily breakable, often unable to carry body weight or take the load. This mainly happens due to the minimal level of calcium in the body, an imbalance of the body hormones in men and women and excessive or underproduction of thyroid in the human body.

The strength of the bone diminishes. It decreases human mobility and interferes in daily chores. So, early diagnosis here is very important to manage symptoms and to stop it from progressing.  

How to treat Osteoporosis?

Once you have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, there are several ways to treat the condition and stop the progression of bone loss.

How to treat Osteoporosis naturally i.e without medication

Have a good diet

It is recommended that you have a balanced intake of calcium-rich foods for example almonds, beans, proteins, potassium along with fruits and vegetables, cheese and yogurt. Calcium intake plays a vital role as it slows down the rate of bone loss. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin D such as cheese, egg yolks, beef, liver, salmon, prawn and dairy products is also essential to help the body absorb calcium.

Exercising daily

Exercise daily for smooth joints and bodily movements and stimulate new bone formation. Doctors recommend atleast 30 minutes of exercise three times a week to strengthen the bones and further decrease the risk of fractures in the future.

Quit smoking

Smoking has a bad impact on the bones as it leads to low bone density and increases the rate of fracture. So, it is advised to quit smoking altogether.

Prevent Falls

This is important in order to minimize the risk of fractures. Make use of mobility aids, remove objects that can lead to falls and wear pads if need be for protecting vulnerable body parts.

Another alternative

Surgery is another option in case the condition is too severe. If your pain still persists, book an appointment with Dr M.S Narula. Dr. MS Narula is currently the director of Narula Institute of Centre for Orthopedics Excellence (NICE) at Chandigarh City Hospital and Senior Consultant, Orthopedics Spine and Joint Replacement, Apollo Clinic Sector 8-C Chandigarh. He is also a US certified fitness specialist and a consultant to various health and fitness centres in Chandigarh. He is also a sports injury specialist.

He is a joint replacement specialist particularly in knee and hip, with over 18 years of experience. He uses imported implants with a life expectancy of 25-30 years. The technique used by him leads to minimize blood loss and cause less or no pain at all! Dr.MS Narula has more than 2000 joint replacements to his credit and is trained in the worlds best centres for the newest techniques of joint replacement. He is also a visiting surgeon, New Yorkshire hospitals, UK.

Living with Osteoporosis could be quite challenging as it might disrupt normal life. However, you could use a number of ways to counteract the disease with the help of medications, consumption of highly nutritious food and exercise. If you will wholeheartedly adhere to them, you can have a functional and a healthy body devoid of osteoporosis.

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