Avoid Fractures By Strengthening Your Bones
It can be very easy to overlook the health of your bones. We have a natural expectation of our bones to be in good shape, especially if we lead a healthy lifestyle – but this isn’t always the case. Bones getting thinner and weaker is actually a normal part of the ageing process. However, if it is left completely untreated and unmanaged it can lead to osteoporosis, a condition that is characterised by skeletal weakness.
However, because the disease is virtually symptomless it can mean that it goes completely undiagnosed. That is until the point that you suffer a very painful bone fracture usually at the hip or the wrist. But there is good news, as emerging studies are indicating that tocotrienols can help strengthen brittle bones.
Fractures are the most dangerous part of having osteoporosis. It’s not just the initial damage that they cause; it’s the lasting, chronic pain that can actually lead to disability in elderly people. Once you have an osteoporotic fracture you are likely to develop another. That’s why this new information is so interesting and so promising for the future of treating the problem.
The chances of falling also increase with old age and this can exacerbate the issue. And while osteoporosis can affect anyone at any age, it is most likely to be a problem for women who have been through the menopause. This is thought to be due to the lower levels of oestrogen in a woman’s body after the menopause.
It’s also known that genetics play a big role in your danger of developing the condition. Women of Asian descent are at the highest risk, with reports suggesting that as high as 20 percent of Asian women over 50 have osteoporosis. Non-Asian white women were around ten percent, and black women were at five percent.