Homeopathic Alternatives for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become porous. These pores gradually, quietly weaken the bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them. This fragility is most common in the wrist, hip, and spinal area. The bone mass decreases as the destruction or reabsorption surpasses bone formation. It is a very common condition and usually we associate it with merely Calcium deficiency, isn’t it? But there is actually much more to it than we know. Each one of us dealing with osteoporosis need to understand that you must stimulate the body to produce progesterone and teach it how to guide the calcium into building healthy bones.
Prevalence of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis can affect people of any age. However, it is more common among people who are above 40 years of age. At least 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 5 men suffer from fractures due to osteoporosis once in their life.
People living with osteoporosis lead a reduced quality of life, reduction or loss of mobility, with decreased self-esteem, deformity, a lack of independence and in rare cases, death – about 28% of women and 37% men who suffer a hip fracture may die within the consecutive year. For most of the people with osteoporosis, it not only affects them physically but also mentally, and it may mean they can’t live the life they want to – and we at Biogetica working to change that naturally.
Causes of Osteoporosis
The main causes or risk factors of osteoporosis are:
- Family history or heredity of osteoporosis in the family
- Early menopause
- Inadequate intake of calcium and/ or vitamin D
- Hysterectomy or oophorectomy done before their periods stopped
- Prolonged bed rest or were physically inactive
- Smoking may absorb less calcium from their diets
- Taking certain medicines for a long time
What is Osteopenia?
Osteopenia is low bone mass; you need to consider it a warning. It indicates that bone loss has started, but you can still take action to keep your bones strong and maybe prevent osteoporosis later in life. It is important to take the necessary actions and precautions for a better life as you get older.
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
- Most people with osteoporosis are asymptomatic till the time they develop a fracture resulting from injury or fall or trauma.
- Fractures mostly on the hip, wrists, ribs or humerus bone.
- Pain in the back is one of the most common symptoms. The pain is mostly acute in onset and frequently after bending or lifting weight or climbing or other sudden movements.
- Deformity of spine
- Loss of height
Types of Osteoporosis
- Type I Osteoporosis which occurs in post- menopausal women, due to deficiency of estrogen.
- Type II Osteoporosis which occurs in both women and men, due to old age and calcium deficiency. It is more common in women.
Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
- It is usually diagnosed while you get your routine examination done. Also, be diagnosed when you undergo certain tests following pathologic fracture due to weakening of bone.
- Bone mineral density (BMD) test.
- Densitometry or DEXA scan is the most determining test for osteoporosis.
- X-ray may show generalized loss of bone density.
Diet Recommendations for Osteoporosis
- Calcium and Magnesium are quite vital information of the bones and optimum strength. Increase food rich in calcium like milk, cheese, lassi, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, wholegrain, cereals, canned sardines and salmon (with bones), collard greens, turnip greens, kale, okra, Chinese cabbage, dandelion greens, mustard greens and broccoli. soy milk, rice milk.
- Food rich in magnesium such as dried fruits and nuts, banana, beetroots, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, spinach, beet greens, okra, tomato products, artichokes, plantains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, collard greens and raisins. etc…
- Increase your consumption of dried fruits and nuts to maintain healthy bones and to prevent osteoporosis.
- Add Vitamin D rich foods like salmon, tuna mackerel, and sardines.
- Include Potassium-rich foods such as spinach, tomato products, raisins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, papaya, oranges, orange juice, bananas, plantains and prunes.
Foods for Moderate Consumption:
- Osteoporosis sufferers should reduce the intake of foods rich in oxalates. These include beetroots and rhubarb. High oxalate is known to reduce calcium absorbtion.
- Vitamin C rich foods like grapefruits, oranges, red peppers, green peppers, broccoli, strawberries, brussels sprouts, papaya and pineapples.
Foods to Avoid:
- It is best to avoid tea, coffee, caffeine, refined sugars and alcohol.
- Excess of oil and salty foods may also decrease the calcium in the body, especially for the elderly, so you need to avoid fried and processed foods.
Treatment of Osteoporosis
Conventional treatment for osteoporosis consists of 3-way action comprising of exercise, dietary supplements and medicines. Medicines include calcitonin, bio phosphates, raloxifene, and mineral supplements. However, most of them miserably fail and you only end up spending more of your hard-earned money. These conventional treatments merely treat at the symptomatic level and do not address the root cause of the issue. Moreover, they carry a host of side effects with them.
Alternative Therapy for Osteoporosis
Complementary natural care includes health sciences such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Nutritional supplements that can give you a positive hope to lead a better life without any side effects. Natural ingredients like Symphytum, Tinospora cordifolia and Vitamin D3 have shown tremendous effects in clinical studies on osteoporosis. To learn more about our trendsetting products consult one of our Doctors at https://www.biogetica.com/is-natural-osteoporosis-treatments-a-cure#overview
Let us go through revolutionary studies on homeopathic formulations:
- Symphytum: Research suggests that this resonance homeopathic remedy may support the strengthening of bones by influencing the bone formation and minimizing risks of fracture.
[Link to https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10354-004-0114-8 ]
- Calcarea Carbonica: Study suggests that calcarean carbonica may help to promote the healing process and formation of bones.
[Link to https://www.journal.atmph-specialissues.org/uploads/179/7457_pdf.pdf ]
- Phosphorus: Research shows phosphorus may help to accelerate bone resorption.
[Link to https://academic.oup.com/jn/article-abstract/102/9/1133/4778426 ]
Homeopathic formulations along with an improved lifestyle and diet can help all aspects of osteoporosis. Biogetica combines Homeopathy along with Ayurvedic herbs and Dietary supplements to target the condition as a whole and from its root cause so that effects can be long-lasting. Nearly all the Biogetica products have traditional use of clinical research from Ayurveda and Homeopathy and are supported by modern studies and trials. If you are looking for a safe, natural, and effective management for osteoporosis, please contact one of the doctors at https://www.biogetica.com/is-natural-osteoporosis-treatments-a-cure#osteoporosis-treatment
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.