Symptoms of Osteoporosis & Signs of Osteoporosis

By: Michael Porteous

No one wants to live a life filled with the fear that a slight fall or bump might snap a bone in two but this is what Osteoporosis can do to you. It makes sense then that you want to find out as early as possible an Osteoporosis symptom, some sign of Osteoporosis or hint so you can maybe counter it or seek medical advice.

Unfortunately for us there is no symptom or sign of this disease until your doctor tells you! However there IS one sign that you may be on your way to getting this terrible disease and it has nothing to do with your bones at first glance.

What did you eat in the last week? What are your general dietary habits? Lots of meat? Heaps of processed and salty foods? Soft drinks? Do you exercise? If you do do you do any weight based training? Do you smoke or drink to excess?

We have just found our symptoms right there! Osteoporosis is not some disease caused by genetics it is a condition we in the western world in particular bring upon ourselves with our lifestyle and eating habits!

You see bone is constantly being renewed in a cycle where cells called osteoclasts seek through bone finding old parts and destroying them leaving an empty space, this space in turn is sought out by cells called osetoblasts which then refill the space with new healthy bone. Osteoporosis is caused by there being too many gaps for the osteoblasts to fill leaving a honeycomb of bone that is weak and fragile and prone to breakages.
So how does our diet and lifestyle influence this you ask? Blood. When our blood becomes too acidic which is very easy with high protein diets especially it starts to strip calcium away from the bone to balance the bloods acid levels, however this calcium is not deposited back into the bone.
"Hey wait! I drink heaps of milk and eat lots of dairy food I should have lots of calcium!". Nice try but unfortunately dairy products also increase the acidity of your blood making the gain from dairy on its own negligible.
Weight based training also helps the body promote healthy bones and muscles around those bones and should not be overlooked!

So when you want to check for some sign of Osteoporosis remember it is your lifestyle that will determine this condition. There is no other Osteoporosis symptom!

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