Reduce bone loss and prevent osteogenesis imperfecta

osteogenesis imperfectaThere are countless people around who have millions and low bone density who suffer with osteogenesis. Unless they break a bone because of its fragility, people do not even understand that they suffer from low bone density or have osteogenesis. Most individuals do not understand that calcium alone may not do the trick, although it is well known that calcium is exactly what the body needs for healthy bones. It is the true absorption of calcium from the body that is quite critical and an individual may be ingesting plenty of calcium in their diet, but could still have low bone density. Before we proceed to the tips that assist with preventing osteogenesis and slowing down bone loss, let us understand what osteogenesis is.

The bone mineral density is below the mean peak density by 2.5 standard deviations or more. osteogenesis imperfecta is characterized which results in weak bones by thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone mass. Osteogenesis increases the risk of bone fracture, particularly. It occurs because of the absence of formation of bone or increased re-absorption of bone or both these conditions. It is more common in women after menopause.

Deficiency of Hormones

The cause of osteogenesis is absence of hormones in the body- androgen in men and estrogen in women.

Deficiency of Vitamin or Calcium D Lack:

Less calcium consumption or lack of Vitamin D in the body can also result in osteogenesis. Vitamin D assists in absorption of calcium from the bones.

Other causes

Another disease conditions that can lead to low bone density are bone cancer, lack of exercise, genetic disorders, prolonged use of steroids and thyroid issues

Steps to Improve Bone Health

Aside from calcium and vitamin D intake, lifestyle and other factors also help prevent osteogenesis.

Diet

Diet plays an important role in enhancing bone health. Increase your consumption of non-fat yogurt, cheese, skimmed milk, fortified milk products and green leafy veggies to get required amount of calcium. Include canned sardines, tuna and salmon in your diet as they are full of proteins and calcium. Green vegetables contain potassium and vitamin K, which assist in preventing calcium loss.

Exercise

So far as bone health is concerned, exercise is very vital for good bone growth and maintenance. While good amount of physical activity at all ages is essential for healthy bones, it is quite crucial in the development years of life childhood and adolescence that is when the body reaches it maximum bone mass. Regular exercise improves Endurance, strength, posture, flexibility and balance and thus prevents further bone loss and strengthens the bones. Higher impact activities and weight bearing stop bone loss.