Preventing and reversing osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency disease. It is a condition in which our bones are losing more calcium than they can rebuild. The aging process is often blamed for the manifestation of osteoporosis symptoms since our lifestyle slows down. Several factors are responsible: Poor diet, mineral deficiency, lack of exercises and unhealthy lifestyle. The prevention of osteoporosis should start in childhood. The calcium increase must be built up and maintained during adulthood. Milk plays a very important role in our lives, it contains not only calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus and protein. Vitamin D added to the milk, which improves the absorption of phosphorus and calcium for a strong bone density.
It is sometimes difficult for a person suffering of osteoporosis to start a new lifestyle which may prevent the symptoms of osteoporosis. These changes should be considered before or at least when the first signs of osteoporosis emerge. Daily Muscle-building (anabolic) exercises are necessary to keep the flexibility of the body (avoiding falls) and may reverse osteoporosis. Furthermore, the protein intake should be reduced; and the intake of vitamin D and calcium increased.