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Do you have enough Calcium in your Diet

Most of the time, we do not think about our bone health, at least until we reach the age of fifty. Unless they have suffered a bone fracture, most people do not even discuss bone health during routine doctors’ visits. It is important to adopt habits that support healthy bones and to know the risk factors and warning signs of bone diseases.

Osteoporosis is a common Bone Health Problem

Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone health problems; it is characterized by the loss of bone density, weak bones that fracture easily. It is most common in postmenopausal women, especially in women of Asian and European descent. When elderly women get shorter as they age, it is often because of osteoporosis. There are measures that you can take when you are young to avoid developing osteoporosis later in life. Sufficient calcium intake whether through diet or through nutritional supplements, has been shown to help improve bone density and prevent bone loss.

Use Natural Calcium Supplements to Help Maintain Healthy Bones

Dairy products are the most common dietary source of calcium, so if you do not consume dairy products because of lactose intolerance or a vegan diet, ask your physician about calcium supplementation. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, so ask your doctor to test your vitamin D levels. Physical exercise can also help prevent osteoporosis. Alcohol and tobacco use can increase the risk of osteoporosis. Proper diet and exercise when you are young can improve your bone health for decades to come, but it is never too late to adopt healthy habits. Some medications, including the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) family of antidepressants, and some drugs used to treat certain ailments, can increase your osteoporosis risk, as can excessive intake (more than 10,000 IU per day) of vitamin A.

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