Bone health plays an important role in providing structure, building muscles and storing calcium, and protecting the organs in your body. Even though it's critical for children and adolescents to have strong, healthy bones, adults may also take precautions to maintain bone health.

Your bones are always changing—new bone is formed while old bone is broken down. When you're young, your body produces new bone faster than it degrades old bone, hence your bone mass grows. Most people achieve their highest level of bone mass around the age of thirty. Following that, the bone transformation continues, however, you lose slightly more bone mass than you acquire.

Having good bone health is crucial, especially for women, as they are more at risk of developing bone disease and osteoporosis. 

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis takes place when there’s a decrease in the mineral density and bone mass or when the structure and quality of the bone changes. This happens due to the lack of calcium and puts a woman at risk of early bone loss and risk of fractures.

Most people aren’t aware that they are suffering from bone disease until they get a fracture. Osteoporosis makes your bones weak, especially the bones of your hips, wrist, and spine. The sooner you get treatment for osteoporosis, the less chance you have of getting bone fractures.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be caused by factors like lack of calcium, eating disorders, lack of physical activity, low sex hormones, thyroid issues, high consumption of alcohol, and use of tobacco. 

How can you prevent Osteoporosis?

There are ways you can prevent osteoporosis by taking care of certain things:

•    Proper intake of calcium (low-fat dairy products, green leafy vegetables)
•    Consume vitamin D (allows the body to absorb calcium)
•    Daily physical activity is necessary

For better understanding, book an appointment with your doctor for early diagnosis and treatments. Do thorough research on the matter have a conversation with your doctor and do what’s best for you. For more information on women’s health check out our website