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Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Exercising to improve your condition
Many individuals with osteoporosis fear exercising. They think they might end up with fractures. The fact is, that exercising actually protects the bones and improves bone density. Even if a person has lost some bone density, regular exercising helps -

  • Make bones less brittle
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve balance
  • Improve posture
  • Relieve or decreases pain
  • Improve the sense of wellbeing

The kind of exercise depends upon what the individual enjoys and is fit enough to do. A combination of strength training, weight bearing aerobic exercises and balance exercises are needed for good results.



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07 December, 2010 | Krutikka | Reply

Krutikka In your article you have mentioned that the patient Vicki who had attained menopause in her early 50`s was on HRT and yet when she checked her bone status she was osteopenic. How can that be? Isnt HRT meant to help absorb dietary Calcium better?

21 October, 2010 | Manoj-Bhasin | Reply

Manoj-Bhasin My mother has osteoporosis - I will pass on this to her after printing. I thank you for this information article.

21 October, 2010 | Shubhra | Reply

Shubhra My aunt who eats very healthy and still takes a lot of supplements fell last year and had a hairline hip fracture that they fixed with a pin - the pain wouldnt stop and they eventually had to redo the surgery and replace her hip two months ago.
She has osteoporosis and I was wondering if the pin surgery didnt work as well because she had osteoporosis or because she perhaps injured her hip again.

She takes every kind of supplement possible. Do you advise people who eat very healthy and are also very active to take a lot of supplements.

I think she wastes money on so many supplements as she doesnt need them.
We joke about it that she has very expensive urine

07 December, 2010 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar Dear Shubhra,
With regard to your aunts replacement surgery you are right in that either the pin didn’t hold properly the first time or she had injured her hip again.

With regard to supplements she can actually get a macro and micro nutrient break up from her diet, if she registers with us and fills in details about her diet & activity pattern.
If according to you she is taking so many supplements and yet suffers from osteoporosis all the more reason she needs to sit with her doctor/primary physician, discuss with him/her and then decide if any or all are required or not

21 October, 2010 | Anjali Manglik | Reply

Anjali Manglik I am 37 years old - very active and healthy, but am a little concerned as my mother and her sister and my maternal grandmother all have osteoporosis.
The difference is that my aunt, mom and grandmother are overweight - but I am not. I am also very active.

Am I still at risk?

22 October, 2010 | Sangeetha Narayana Swamy | Reply

Sangeetha Narayana Swamy Dear Anjali,

Being very thin does not mean that you are not prone to osteoporosis. If you have family history of osteoporosis, then it is better you undergo a DEXA test (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry)once a year to detect any early symptoms. To ensure that you do not become osteoporotic, maintain a healthy and nutritious diet with a good exercise regimen to improve your bone health. Read our article on how to improve your bone health by following this link and practice it -,321.aspx?pId=1

Register with us for a customized diet plan to prevent osteoporosis.

Thank you for your query.

21 October, 2010 | Poonam | Reply

Poonam Hello Anjali,
We understand your concern regarding your health. The two things in your favour are your weight and physical activity. If you are careful about your diet as well you should be reasonably well protected against osteoporosis. But, since you have a family history, a bone density test will give you a clear picture of your bone health. Please also discuss this with your physician.

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