Osteoporosis & Nutrition
Osteoporosis, or brittle bones, is a disease that causes the bones to thin and weaken making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. It is a silent disease as the symptoms appear gradually and are often ambiguous which means it often goes undiagnosed.
It is important to start taking care of your bone health early in life as there is a lot you can do to reduce the risk of developing Osteoporosis. If you already suffer from osteoporosis there is still plenty you can do to reverse some of the effects of the condition. Treatment and prevention of osteoporosis is approached in the same way: through diet and lifestyle factors like the level of physical activity.
Symptoms Of Osteoporosis
Noticeable symptoms include a loss in height more than 2cm, a hump in the back or incidence of fragility fractures from something like a sneeze or a small fall.
Treatment of Osteoporosis
Our dietitians may assess your current eating habits to determine your level of nutritional intake on a daily basis, focusing on your calcium and vitamin D levels so that they can modify your diet according to your needs. They can provide you with a meal plan including the necessary amount of calcium and vitamin D rich foods to help offset the effects of osteoporosis. Physical activity can also help in the prevention and management of osteoporosis as it helps to improve bone density and bone strength.
Our Dietitians can provide the necessary advice for the prevention or management of osteoporosis.
Our dietitians understand the condition and know what the specific requirements are so you can be sure that you are getting the necessary amount of calcium, vitamin D and exercise to reduce bone loss, improve bone density and reduce the overall effects and consequences of osteoporosis.