Protecting your bone health is more important than you think.
Bone health plays a major role your over all well being. They provide structure, protecting internal organs, anchor muscles, provide reliance against every day lumps and bumps and store calcium with in the body. And despite being a huge contributor to the quality of your life many of us only really focus on bone health after something goes wrong. While it’s particularly important to take steps to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, here at Advanced Osteopathic Health we would like to encourage you to to take steps through out your adulthood to protect and safe guard your bone health as you age.
So why is bone health important?
Your bones are always in a habitual state of change — new bone is constantly being made, and old bone is continuously being broke down within the body. During adolescence, your body makes new bone mass much faster than it breaks it down, as a result you naturally enjoy dense, healthy, bones and are 5 times stronger then steel. Most people reach their peak bone mass around age 30. After that, bone remodeling continues, but you lose slightly more bone mass than you gain and this process continues and can sometimes intensify as we age. If bone health and protection isn’t a priority as we age two conditions can potentially spring up: Osteoporosis and Osteopenia — both of these condition cause bone mass to become critically low resulting in weak, brittle and easily broken bones.
What affects bone health?
A number of factors can affect bone health. For example:
- The amount of calcium in your diet: A diet low in calcium and calcium absorption contributes to diminished bone density, early bone loss and an increased risk of fractures.
- Physical activity: People who are physically inactive have a higher risk of osteoporosis than do their more-active counterparts.
- Tobacco and alcohol use: Research suggests that tobacco and alcohol use adversity effects bone health.
- Gender, size and age:. You’re at greater risk of osteoporosis if you’re a woman, because women naturally have less bone tissue than do men.
- Race and family history: You’re at greatest risk of osteoporosis if you’re white or of Asian descent. In addition, having a parent or sibling who has osteoporosis puts you at greater risk — especially if you also have a family history of fractures.
- Hormone levels:Too much thyroid hormone can cause bone loss. In women, bone loss increases dramatically at menopause due to dropping estrogen levels. Prolonged periods absence of menstruation (amenorrhea), before menopause also increases the risk of osteoporosis. In men, low testosterone levels can cause a loss of bone mass as well.
- Heavy metals in blood:High levels of lead in blood and have an extremely corrosive and negative effect on bone health.
- Certain medications: Many medications that are specifically designed to combat regular acid reflex can lower bone density as a side effect of long term use.
Our cutting edge treatment programs promote bone health and repair
If your concerned about bone health or suffer with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, then we are committed to providing you with some of the most advanced and comprehensive multi layered treatment options available. We believe in the bodies natural ability to heal its self so all of our plans of bone restoration are not only extremely medically effective, but are holistically sound as well.
Some of the bone health treatments we have refined and perfected in our 25 plus years of experience include:
- Bio Identical Hormones: To Stimulate proper hormonal balance this leads to growth of new, healthy, and dense bone mass in addition to many other robust health benefits.
- Proper Nutritional Therapy: In regard to bone health is not so much the quantity of calcium that people consume as much as the quality of its absorption into your existing skeletal structure that effects the over all heath, strength, and density of your bones. Many times a few simple dietary and supplemental changes can create significance improvements in bone health and calcium absorption.
- IV-EDTA Chelation Therapy: Ridding the blood stream of heavy metals is a vital part in continuing the production of healthy and dense bone growth. One treatment can stimulate additional bone growth for up to six weeks.
- Advanced Prolotherpy: Can be used for to heal and strengthen specific problem in your skeletal system and combat the effects of Osteoporosis or Osteopenia.
Here at Advanced Osteopathic Health we pride our self’s on working with you responsively and proactively to help overcome your most serious and pressing health concerns, and bone health is no exception. Please call us today at 517-323-1833 to speak with one of our friendly professionals about scheduling your appointment.