Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Fight Against Osteoporosis

by Freddie Cox

Osteoporosis is not a condition that is fun to have. This is when there is loss of bone density and the bones become brittle and weak. Osteoporosis can be extremely painful, and cause many different symptoms. Some very common symptoms of osteoporosis include chronic back pain, loss of height, and bone fractures. Osteoporosis is a condition that can be prevented and can be treated to some extent. Here are a few different ways that you can try to prevent or reduce the effects of osteoporosis in your own life.

Vitamin D and Calcium

Calcium and Vitamin D are two of the most important supplements that you can take when it comes to your bones. Both of these will help your bone strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in your own life. In order to get enough calcium you can take calcium pills, or eat a diet high in calcium by adding a little diary. Vitamin D is also a supplement that you can take by mouth, but you can get vitamin D elsewhere as well. You will be able to get vitamin D from the sun. So, getting a little sun is a great way to increase the vitamin D in your own life. 


Your muscle is directly connected to your bones, and exercise is a great way to tell your bones that they are needed. When you exercise often you are going to stimulate the tissue in your bones and the brain and the bones are going to realize that they are very important. This causes good blood flow to the area, and you are not likely to lose bone tissue. Exercise also decreases some of the bad hormones in the body which can cause loss of bone tissue.

Sugars and Starches

You may find that it is time to change your diet altogether. Refined sugars and starches can also lead to the loss of some significant bone tissue. When you eat refined sugars and starches you will notice a spike in your insulin levels and insulin has been shown to increase in the effects of osteoporosis. So, in order to keep your insulin levels low it is good to add a lot of fiber into your diet, and also to eat a diet that is comprised of foods that are low on the glycemic index. These foods do not raise your blood sugar and are good for anyone fighting against osteoporosis. 


About Me

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Ever since I was a young girl, I have had bad asthma and allergies. I had to stay in the hospital several times when I was in elementary school just to help get my asthma under control and it seemed like I was trying medication after medication with little success. I don't remember all of my childhood health details, since I was so young, but my mother has "filled in the blanks" for me. Thanks to modern medicine and a natural remedy, my health conditions are currently under control and have been for a few years now. I am very grateful for my good health, and I want to "pay it back" to others by creating a blog where I will post my health tips. I hope I can help you learn how to achieve good health!