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Osteoporosis Can be Taken Care of from a Young Age, Health Experts Share Tips

Osteoporosis Can be Taken Care of from a Young Age, Health Experts Share Tips

It is important for young people to pay attention to bone health. Because osteoporosis does not only affect the elderly.

It is important for young people to pay attention to bone health. Because osteoporosis does not only affect the elderly.

Illustration of osteoporosis. Photo: Envato Elements.
Health experts have reminded many young people to start taking care of bone health. Because, osteoporosis is not only suffered by the elderly.

Young people can develop osteoporosis if they have several risk factors. Among them are factors that cannot be modified, such as women who experience decreased levels of the hormone estrogen when they are older.

Then genetic factors, or have a family history of osteoporosis. Then, certain races (Asian and Caucasian).

As for the modifiable risk factors, namely, unhealthy lifestyles such as lack of exercise, and smoking.

Furthermore, excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and soda, and lack of calcium and vitamin D

So, osteoporosis can occur at any age, although osteoporosis is more common in old age. Where the process of bone formation is slower than the process of dismantling bone.

He advised to start doing what is called saving bones at a young age. Because, he said, young age is the peak of bone formation.

One of the things that can be done to save bones is to provide adequate nutrition and a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

Osteoporosis that occurs in old age is a natural process caused by the aging process, making it difficult to restore bone conditions to a normal state. What can be done is to slow down the rate of decline in bone density.

Health experts invite to do 3 key steps, namely Enough-Do-Avoid. Enough here is to maintain the intake of calcium, vitamin D, protein and other minerals.

Do it by exercising or regular activities. He also advised to bask in the morning sun, and early detection of risk factors.

Lastly, avoid bad habits such as smoking, alcoholic beverages, excessive caffeine, and following a strict diet.

However, if osteoporosis has occurred, it is better to do things such as recognizing and overcoming the causes of osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis can be caused by many factors and diseases.

Furthermore, the consumption of drugs that can reduce excessive bone disassembly such as bisphosphonates. Finally, treat complications of osteoporosis that occur, such as fractures. (*)