Homeopathic medicines are natural remedies for treating weak bones and the complications resulting out of it. These medicines are very helpful in absorbing calcium for bones and also in treating fractured bones.
Osteoporosis? Why Homeopathy is more effective than conventional drug treatment
Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system when the bones lose density, become brittle and become more prone to fracture. It is the major cause of bone fractures in older people, particularly post-menopausal women. Women are affected by the disease 4 times more than men. The risk of osteoporosis can be reduced by adequate nutrition, especially with calcium and vitamin D, regular weight bearing exercise, and by stopping smoking and avoiding alcohol.

  • It is common in older adults
  • It leads to degeneration of the spine, a humpback, and fragile bones which are more easily fractured.
  • This condition results in adults that are fragile, weak and more breakable.
  • Osteoporosis also results in shorter elderly people whose vertebrae are compressing against each other due to the loss of calcium from the bone.
  •  Unfortunately, most women consume too many foods that leech the calcium out of their bones.
  • Osteoporosis reduces bone mass per unit bone volume resulting in reduced strength and increased risk of fracture often with even a minor trauma. The bone mass decreases with increasing age and osteoporosis is common in post-menopausal women as estrogen prevents bone resorption. This group is more prone to fractures.
  • As people are living longer and more sedentary lives, incidence of osteoporosis is expected to continue rising.

Osteoporosis can be classified as follows:
  1. Primary osteoporosis: is more common form and is due to age related loss of bone.
  2. Secondary osteoporosis: has an equal sex distribution & can occur at any age.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

  • Joints pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Bones become prone to fractures
  • Back pain
  • Curved back bone

Here are the Best ways to Avoid Osteoporosis
  • Avoid Calcium Depleters: Calcium vampires are substances that suck the calcium out of your bones. In other words, they stimulate the body to excrete more calcium than is being put into it. Substances which remove calcium are alcohol, caffeine, salt, animal protein, fats, tobacco, distilled water, oxalic acid-rich foods (chard, rhubarb, spinach, and chocolate), and aluminum (fromvaccinations, absorbed from baking soda, aluminum pots, and from certain deodorants).
  • Avoid Calcium Depleting Drugs: Many drugs disrupt calcium absorption or metabolism, including antacids, antibiotics, anti-depressants, barbituates, cholesterol-reducing drugs, corticosteroids, diuretics, laxatives, and chemotherapeutic drugs.
  • Avoid phosphorus rich foods & Drinks: these will greatly also impair calcium absorption. The worst offenders are soda drinks, milk & milk products & many processed foods.
  • Soya foods: Soya foods have been found to contain natural phyto-estrogens that are very helpful in menopausal and post menopausal women. The potential health benefits are the reduction of hot flushes and vaginal dryness, protection against coronary heart disease, osteoporosis / osteopenia and cancer.
  • Do Weight Bearing Exercise Regularly: weight-bearing exercise such as walking, tennis, dancing, rope-jumping, basketball, and backpacking, helps build strong bones. Swimming is not considered a weight-bearing exercise because of the zero-gravity environment of water.
  • Do Other Gentle Exercises Regularly: Yoga and other gentle exercises help make you limber and stronger.

Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis
  • If your doctor tells you that you have osteopenia, you may think you misheard the word “osteoporosis.” However, osteopenia is a separate condition from osteoporosis.
  • Unlike osteoporosis, osteopenia is not a disease. Rather, it’s the state of having low bone density. With osteopenia, your bones aren’t as dense as normal, but they’re not as weakened as they are if you have osteoporosis.
  • The main risk factor for osteopenia is older age. Your bone density peaks at age 35, and after that, it can lessen as you get older.
  • In many cases, osteopenia can lead to osteoporosis, so if you have osteopenia, you should take steps to strengthen your bones.
Diagnosis An examination to diagnose can involve several steps that predict your chances of future fracture, diagnose osteoporosis / osteopenia, or both. It might include:
  • An initial physical exam
  • Various x-rays that detect skeletal problems
  • Laboratory tests that reveal important information about the metabolic process of bone breakdown and formation
  • A bone density test to detect low bone density.

Homeopathy uses many remedies for people suffering with Osteoporosis. As is normal with Homeopathy, the correct remedy for any individual is based upon a remedy that best matches the symptoms of that individual. The main remedies used are Calcarea carbonica, Calcarea phos, Calcaria Iod, Phosphorus, Silicea (Silica), Symphytum.

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