Looking after your bones with Chislehurst Chiropractic
20th October 2014
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They're pretty important really, and we should all be making more of an effort to protect them. And in particular we're thinking of osteoporosis and the enormous effect it has on bones.

Yesterday was World Osteoporosis Day so Chislehirst Chiropractic gave us some tips as part of a very timely focus for this week on a disease that's known as the silent destroyer of bones.  

The prevention of osteoporosis should begin in childhood and carry on all through your life - the broken bones it can cause are not part of normal aging and as is always the case, prevention is very much better than cure.

Here's what you can do to keep osteoporosis at bay: 

  • Make sure you take in enough calcium and vitamin D by eating a well balanced diet.
  • Take regular exercise.
  • Smoking is a no no and try to limit your alcohol intake to 2-3 drinks per day.
The risk of fracture increases in both men and women with age, but it's a fact that women are at a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis and its corresponding broken bones, particularly as they get older. Women's bones tend to be smaller and thinner than their male counterparts. 

The risk also increases further as women reach menopause because their Estrogen levels decrease sharply at this time, causing potential bone loss. 

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