Being a female puts you at a risk of developing osteoporosis. Learn other controllable and uncontrollable risk factors that can give you broken bones.
Combine the risk of developing breast, ovarian and uterine cancer in a female; it equals to her lone risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis. A variety of controllable and uncontrollable factors can put a woman at a risk of developing osteoporosis. The first one being- you are a woman.
A broken bone can really affect your life. It can cause severe pain and disability. Your daily tasks like walking can become harder to do. There are certain controllable triggers that can accelerate bone mass loss and cause osteoporosis.
While the abovementioned factors can be checked, there are certain things you can’t help that can give you osteoporosis.
No matter how old you are, it is never too late to work on building strong bones. However, as you age, it becomes difficult for your bones to make new bones fast enough to compete with the bone loss. Plus, bone loss process speeds up after menopause.
In order to prevent their bones from becoming weak and brittle, women must get enough calcium each day. Daily calcium requirement for an adult woman is 1000 mg per day. 600 IU per day of vitamin D intake is also essential; you can get it from cooked salmon, milk and egg yolk. So women, get a healthy diet and get moving for strong enough bones that don’t betray you during your life.
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