Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Women at Risk of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis or brittle bone is a bone disease are prevalent. The natural incidence of osteoporosis is more common in women. An estimated two out of five women at risk of osteoporosis, and the condition is more and more going after menopause.

Compared with women, since the beginning of the men had bone mineral deposits are more and less likely to lose bone mass.

Pregnancy and lactation factors also cause women susceptible to osteoporosis. The process of the formation of bones and teeth of fetal calcium diasup taken by the mother. When mothers consume less calcium is taken from the calcium reserves in the bones.

The process of bone loss in women increased sharply after the age of 50 years due to decreased estrogen due to menopause. "In fact, estrogen helps calcium get into the bones.
Other osteoporosis risk factors are old age, there is a history in the family, lack of calcium intake in the diet, have a small bone, rarely exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption.

Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures that can result in disability. However the decline in bone density can be prevented since a young age, by having a healthy diet, and enough calcium, enough exercise, and enough exposure to sunlight.
Sun 15 minutes about two to three times a week will make vitamin D in the skin active so that calcium can be absorbed properly. Unfortunately, many women are afraid of the sun.

According Fiastuti, adult daily calcium needs about 1000-1200 mg per day. This amount can be obtained from milk, fish eaten with bones like fish, green vegetables, or tablet supplements.