Osteoporosis and effectiveness of calcium supplementation in treatment
There are a number of diseases and ailments that are directly associated with the aging process. Aging process changes the rate of metabolism, functional activity of hormonal systems and ability to fight infections in the body. With advancing age, bones in our body also weaken and become more vulnerable to fractures.
Introduction of Osteoporosis:
Osteoporosis as the name suggests, is a condition of bone in which deficiency of mineralization leads to pore formation in the bone matrix, making it vulnerable to environmental trauma and minimal force. For active bone growth, a lot of factors are needed. Besides minerals like Calcium and Phosphate, a number of hormones are also needed to deposit these minerals in bone matrix. Osteoporosis is caused mostly by deficiency of Vitamin D in elderly due to a number of factors like:
Effectiveness of Calcium Supplementation in Osteoporosis:
Calcium supplements are widely used for the treatment of osteoporosis along with Vitamin D but there are a number of side effects associated with Calcium supplements, which are:
In spite of the drawbacks and side effects associated with the use of these supplements, it has been proven through research studies that intake of calcium supplementation is an effective and useful way of treating osteoporosis.
Some healthy tips to prevent osteoporosis:
Besides consuming Calcium supplements, following points must be kept in mind:
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