Preventing Osteoporosis

Preventing osteoporosis is way easier than treating it. The good thing about preventing osteoporosis procedure is that they also ensure you a healthy lifestyle, which means an overall healthy body that lives with you with minor maintenance.

Preventing osteoporosis depends on several factors, including how old you are now. I know that since you are reading this you most probably have already been diagnosed to have osteoporosis, but you can pass the information to those around you who you care about.

For young people (under the age of 25) it’s their chance of precipitating as much calcium and building as solid bones as they possibly can in their whole lives. The peak bone density is measured at the age of 25. The higher the bone density at this point that slower the decay would be with aging.

After the age of 25 and until 30 you still can deposit some calcium in your bones (according to some of the doctors who treated me in the past 10 years). So young people missed up on this in their early “golden age” they can still catch up until they are 30.

After the age of 30 the process naturally starts to reverse, where the break down of bone mineral matrix tends to occur more frequently than the matrix depositing process by the bone cells (osteoclasts). According to my understanding you can not prevent the break down as this is important for your bone quality and health. But you can push your body to build more bone matrix (the mineral hard material that connects bone cells together and consists mainly of calcium deposits) and make up the loss.

This is what can be considered the “bone density maintenance”. And it should be done on 3 levels:

1. Nutrition

2. Lifestyle

3. Medical care

In future articles I’ll be writing more about nutrition and lifestyle, and to some extent about the medical care in terms of your options as this blog is not meant to give any medical advise of any kind.

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