Compression fractures. Spinal curvatures. Generalized poor health. You don't want these! So do what you can to prevent osteoporosis. Nutrition is a dominant component in doing precisely that, and Johnson Chiropractic is your Richmond healthcare partner to aid you. Let's review some good osteoporosis-prevention lifestyle choices for your whole family.
Johnson Chiropractic comprehends well the above listed aftermath of osteoporosis in both men and women and that osteoporosis could be looked at as a disease of youth. You build bone mass when you are young. If you build enough then, you'll have enough to lose a little as you age. Odd, isn't it?
So, what can Richmond patients do to prevent osteoporosis?
- Eat a nutritious diet, specifically between 10 and 14 years. Exercise and be active, too. Why? Well, it sets up good habits for life plus bone mass increases are most noted in these years and before age 18. (1) Talk to your kids about osteoporosis!
- Take Vitamin D. Why? Lack of Vitamin D may put you at risk for osteoporosis-related spinal stenosis. (2) Johnson Chiropractic cares for many Richmond patients to relieve stenosis pain, but try to avoid it!
- Don't smoke, especially young men. Why? Men who smoke in young adulthood don't develop bone mineral density as well as non-smoking men. (3)
- Avoid anti-depressants, if possible. Why? They increase the risk of fractures of all types like compression fractures often related to osteoporosis. (4)
With a little nutrition, activity, good lifestyle choices, and some chiropractic care, osteoporosis and its repercussions may be reduced. Contact Johnson Chiropractic to discuss your and your family's strategy for Richmond osteoporosis management and prevention.
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