What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones.
Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. Bones that are affected by osteoporosis can break (fracture) with relatively minor injury that normally would not cause a bone to fracture. The fracture can be either in the form of cracking (as in a hip fracture) or collapsing (as in a compression fracture of the vertebrae of the spine). The spine, hips, ribs, and wrists are common areas of bone fractures from osteoporosis although osteoporosis-related fractures can occur in almost any skeletal bone.
Complications of osteoporosis
In addition to making you more susceptible to breaks and fractures, osteoporosis can lead to other complications:
Osteoporosis can be disabling and limit your physical activity. A loss of activity can make you gain weight and increase stress on your bones, in particular your knees and hips. Gaining weight can also increase your risk of other problems, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Less physical activity can lead to a loss of independence and isolation. Activities you once enjoyed may be too painful now. This loss, added to the fear of fractures, can bring on depression. A poor emotional state can further hinder your ability to manage health issues. A positive, forward-thinking outlook is helpful when approaching any medical issue.
Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be severely painful and debilitating. Fractures of the spine can result in a loss of height, a stooping posture, and persistent back and neck pain.
Some people with osteoporosis break a bone and don’t even notice it. Most broken bones need hospital care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012 there were 250,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures in people 65 years of age and older. Surgery is often needed for this procedure, which can lead to long hospital stays and high costs.
۵٫Nursing home care
All too often, hip fractures can lead to long-term care in nursing homes. People who are bedridden are subject to cardiovascular complications, more exposed to infectious diseases, and susceptible to various other complications.
Health supplements to prevent osteoporosis
Calcium is essential for many body functions. These include heart rate regulation, transmission of neurological messages, stimulation and secretion of hormones and blood coagulation. The most important task of calcium is to make body bones and maintain their health. Bones and teeth contain more than 99% of calcium. Calcium deficiency reduces bone mass and increases bone fragility. It is noteworthy that vitamin D helps to absorb calcium in the body.
Due to the importance of calcium intake, the Unique Pharma company has been producing Liquid Calcium in the form of a soft gel with a dose of 600 mg of absorbent calcium and 200 units of vitamin D3 to protect the bones from aging. Some benefits of Liquid Calcium are:
- Treating deficiency of calcium and vitamin D
- Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and bone softness
- Helps to grow and strengthen the bones and teeth
- Contributing to the development of the fetus during pregnancy
- Provide calcium and vitamin D for nursing women