Before we discuss osteoporosis treatments and osteoporosis symptoms, let’s briefly define what osteoporosis is.
Osteoporosis is a condition associated with loss of bone density.
Our bodies use various minerals such as calcium to produce strong, healthy bones. We need to ingest these crucial minerals from our diets. We also have a small bit of calcium that circulates in our blood and provides a host of vital functions.
If we do not get enough minerals such as calcium in our diet or supplementation to maintain what we need in our blood, our bodies will “steal” them from our bones and teeth, resulting in brittle and porous bones over time.
Women after menopause tend to have the highest risk of getting osteoporosis and are often the ones who are in the most need of seeking out osteoporosis treatments. However, younger women and also men can be afflicted with this disease as well–and many are.
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Unfortunately, much as in the case of high blood pressure, there are often no discernible osteoporosis symptoms.
Most people don’t even realize they have it until they fall and suffer a fracture.
However, in some cases, a few osteoporosis symptoms can be detected. Among these are:
- Bone tenderness and aches
- Pain in the lower back area
- Pain in the neck area
There are various osteoporosis treatments increasing in the market.
The success of these various osteoporosis treatments will depend on how advanced your condition is.
Prescription osteoporosis treatments
Prescription osteoporosis treatments and drugs such as Fosamax and Actonel are used by both men and women with the goal of preventing existing bone loss.
If you are considering a prescription osteoporosis treatment make sure you discuss the possible side effects with your physician carefully.
Osteoporosis Treatment by Nutritional Supplements
On the other end of the spectrum, many Naturopathic physicians believe of all the osteoporosis treatments out there, nutritional supplements also offer a great deal of promise.
In fact, many doctors will advise patients to include supplements such as calcium and vitamin D in addition to prescription osteoporosis treatments and drugs.
I personally believe that Coral Calcium is the best source of Calcium supplements to take, so long as you are taking a product that also contains Vitamin D.
This is because Coral Calcium has a higher bioavailability than other calcium supplements (that’s just a fancy way of saying the body more easily absorbs it).
Also, your Coral Calcium should clearly come with a certificate of analysis, which ensures it is free of contaminants (independent testing has shown that many coral calcium products on the market harbour contaminants).
Many nutritionists also advise that those looking for osteoporosis treatments should make sure to include a lot of green leafy vegetables in their diet, as these are especially high in calcium and other vital minerals.
You can choose any product which contains not only Coral Calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, and many other crucial minerals, but also a wide range of plant-based phytonutrients (which are very important for healthy bones). For example, broccoli, parsley, kelp, and kale are just a few green phytonutrients this product contains that are all naturally high in calcium.