Treatment of osteoporosis should be aimed at addressing the problem of bone mineral tissue loss. According to the US National Osteoporosis Foundation, people with osteoporosis should try to resolve their problem by non-pharmaceutical means or by pharmaceutical means.
To measure a person’s bone density, an X-ray absorptiomety is oftentimes used and if his score is between 1 and 2.5, he is diagnosed as suffering from osteopenia, while a score of less than -2.5 implies that he is suffering from osteoporosis. Fortunately, for sufferers of both osteoporosis and osteopenia, there are a wide range of treatments to choose from that can bring back the health of their bones.
It is important to take a supplement of approximately 1,200 mg of basic calcium each day and around 400 and 800 units of vitamin D if your score is below -2. Moreover, you should do some exercises in order to lose weight. Otherwise, you can opt for pharmaceutical medications such as antiresorptive and anabolic drugs.
If you’ve decided treat your osteoporosis without using pharmaceutical drugs and you are still not noticing any significant results, then you may need to change your approach in your treatment of your condition.
To help you deal with osteoporosis, you may perform some weight-bearing exercises. They can include low-impact aerobics, dancing, walking, and even gardening. Whatever exercise you choose, be sure to perform them for at least 30 minutes a day. It is also a good idea to do exercises that strengthen the muscles; actually, doing strength exercises can definitely result in a slight boost in your bone density which is very helpful in the treatment of your osteoporosis.
One very effective exercise for osteoporosis is Tai Chi which is known to work very well in overcoming or preventing this problem. Tai Chi exercises are both beneficial and safe and can certainly help in offering you respite from the symptoms of osteoporosis.
You should be able to avoid fractures when you perform these exercises. People with osteoporosis are extremely susceptible to fractures than those without osteoporosis.
You can succeed in reducing the risk of fractures by as much as 50 % by making some modifications to your lifestyle and by taking pharmaceutical medications. Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasian females are high risk groups for acquiring this disease as well as people with a family history of osteoporosis. They all need to find treatments that can help treat their osteoporosis.
Cindy Chamberlain is a licensed acupuncturist and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC in Overland Park, KS