How to strengthen your bones
|How to strengthen your bones||Darrell Miller||12/10/16|
December 10, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: How to strengthen your bones
The vast majority of those affected are over 50, and mostly women - one in two women, and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Society, with the wrists, hips, and spine most commonly affected. Stress exerts its adverse effects on bone density, mainly via the action of cortisol, one of the major stress hormones, says Max Tuck, author of Love Your Bones: The Essential Guide To Ending Osteoporosis And Building A Healthy Skeleton.
- It's easy to dismiss osteoporosis as an inevitable part of growing old - but understanding the causes, and how to manage the condition, can make a big difference.
- Severe osteoporosis can be very problematic due to the increased risk of fractures - which can have a knock-on effect, including pain and mobility difficulties.
- The key reason for this is menopause, when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, and eventually periods stop.
"It's believed that more than three million people in the UK are currently living with osteoporosis, associated with weakened, fragile bones."