Having healthy bones is a big part of having a fully functioning life. You use your bones more than you realize on a daily basis. When you get older, your bones have a tendency to get brittle and can break easier than when you are young. Sometimes, you can end up with a disese called osteoporosis. This can cause your bones to break just from bumping them. With most bone disese there is no known cure, but there are things that you can do to help. There are certain risk factors that you can control and some that you cannot. The ones that you can control include regular exercise, not smoking and getting enough vitamin D and calcium. Some of the things that you have no control over include age, gender and your ethnicity.
Lacking Vitamin B can be one factor that plays into bone disese. It affects both men and women but at different parts of the body. Females have more issues within the spine, and men have more issues with the hips. Taking vitamin B seems to help slow down the amount of bone loss one suffers.
Vitamin A also plays an important role in bone growth, but too much of it can be a bad thing. Vitamin A is good for the body as a whole and helps fight off many different disese that you can get. It also helps with eyesight and helps to regulate the immune system.
You should make sure that you are getting ample amounts of vitamin D. Many people are vitamin D deficient and do not know until they go to the doctor and have a test done. Being low on vitamin D is not only bad for your bones, but it can also cause you not to absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are both vital for the body. Also, being low on vitamin D is not good if you have bone disese.
Calcium supplements are recommended to help the health of your bones. Calcium is a mineral that can be found in certain foods such as dairy products. Calcium will also help your teeth, heart and other muscles in your body. Making sure that you have the daily recommended amount of calcium can help keep disese at bay.
This step has nothing to do with taking a supplement for bone health but can still be beneficial to you and help to keep bone disese at bay. As difficult as it may be for you, moving and being active will help your body avoid bone disese and can help keep your heart healthy. Being a couch potato is not good and can damage your body. When you exercise, it does not need to be strenuous. Just going for a stroll in the evening can do your body good. Exercise will also help your circulation and your blood flow. Going on a stroll once a day can also help keep your heart working at its peak performance.
If your doctor has said that you have bone disese, talk with him about what you can do to slow the process down. Listen to the advice that he gives you. Change your diet to include more vegetables and fruits, and get more active if you need to.
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