Physical activity and diet prevent osteoporosis

Physical activity and diet prevent osteoporosis
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Women are more likely to suffer osteoporosis than men and it is surveyed that 30 per cent of women are affected by it while only 12 per cent of the men have to deal with this disorder.

Women are more likely to suffer osteoporosis than men and it is surveyed that 30 per cent of women are affected by it while only 12 per cent of the men have to deal with this disorder.

(From left) Dr G Maru, Dr G Samaram and Dr RS Ramadevi

“Awareness on osteoporosis is the need of the hour,” said gynecologist Dr R S Ramadevi on Saturday.

Dr Rama Devi delivered a lecture on the topic at a health education meeting organised by Vasavya Nursing Home which was conducted by former national president of IMA Dr G Samaram. She said that osteoporosis could be caused by genetic characteristics and increasing pollution in the surrounding environment. People who do not take part in physical activity, regular exercises and smoke cigarettes, consume alcohol and people with bad eating habits are prone to suffer from this progressive bone disorder. “In women this situation occurs due to hormonal changes and imbalances in their menopause. To prevent osteoporosis, vigorous physical activity and regular exercises have to be followed in the age of 20-30 where bones consume strength,” said Dr Rama Devi.

She mentioned that osteoporosis can cause breakage of bones at pelvis, wrists and backbone. Breaking of bones is a common feature in osteoporosis which may not show any symptoms. With the help of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test, this feature can be diagnosed at an early stage.

“Daily workout, early morning walk, consuming calcium supplements, taking milk, extensive diet and healthy food will lessen the intensity of the osteoporosis,” Dr Rama Devi added.

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