Osteoporosis- A Curse for Female Health


When women go through menopause, the hormone estrogen decreases. We generally say it is due to hormones. So do boys. However, boys' hormones decrease at a little older age. After fifty, their hormones begin to decrease. But the girls are quick. Becomes forty/forty-five. Caused by menopause.

Basically, the first reason is the decrease in hormones. The number two reason is low intake of calcium and vitamins. Number three is the decrease in the amount of vitamin 'D'. Number four is, many times we give steroids to treat arthritis. To control arthritis a little. Many have to eat in the long run. They thin the bones. May be from this. Also if there is kidney disease, calcium will not be absorbed. The same problem will occur even if there is thyroid disease. These are one of the reasons.

Those who smoke, those who drink alcohol, there are too many of them. It is very common in western countries. Whites have more, and Asians have more. Blacks have less. So be careful of these things.

Causes of Osteoporosis?

Bone loss with age is a definite issue. Especially women are more prone to calcium deficiency and osteoporosis than men. This is because calcium and vitamin D (Vitamin D) demand is high during pregnancy and later during breastfeeding . Then , during menopause , the absorption of calcium in the body decreases due to the lack of estrogen hormone . As a result, bone loss occurs very quickly.

Does calcium deficiency only occur without eating calcium-rich foods?
Many of us think that simply not eating calcium-rich foods is a calcium deficiency. However, there are many other causes of calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency can be caused by:

  • Consuming less amount of calcium rich foods.
  • Lack of sufficient body exercise (weight bearing exercise)
  • Living a lazy life.
  • Some drugs like: Diuretics , heparin , birth control injection (DMPA) increase the level of bone loss if used for a long time.
  • Hypo parathyroidism, kidney damage.
  • Alcohol, smoking etc.

Apart from osteoporosis, osteopenia, the lack of this essential mineral in the body can lead to problems such as-

Seizures, muscle cramps, lethargy, high blood pressure , depression, sleep problems, weakness etc.


Osteoporosis is preventable. Once you're bedridden with a fracture in osteoporosis, other diseases take over. There will be bed sore, high blood pressure. Living with osteoporosis is very difficult. If you want a solution! Check it out then-

  • 1) Consuming adequate amounts of calcium-rich foods, such as: milk, cheese, cheese or other dairy products, nuts, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, etc.
  • 2) Exercise regularly and avoid prolonged sitting.
  • 3) Taking calcium and vitamin-D tablets as per doctor's advice during pregnancy and lactation
  • 4) Taking calcium and vitamin-D supplementation after the age of forty or if there are other risk factors.

Thank you,Stay Healthy

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