Importance of Exercises in Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the mixture of ostoen that is bones and porosis that is pores. So basically, osteoporosis is increased pores in bones or decreased bone density. The body reabsorbs more bone and produces less so the equilibrium is not there. Females are more prone to this problem specially after menopause. 
The bones become weak and porous and are thus prone to fractures. Osteoporosis usually develops slowly and remain undiagnosed till the person gets a fracture after a minor injury or fall.
Treatment can be given to reduce pain, prevent fractures, slow down the progression of the disease and maintain activity level.
Osteoporosis that develops due to no definite cause  but contribution of many factors like estrogen deficiency, adrenal dysfunction or prolonged negative calcium balance.
It develops as a result of side effects of medications after prolonged use or some other condition that hinders calcium absorption in the body.
1. Weight-bearing exercises: Exercises like walking and hopping acts by maintaining and improving the bone density. Weights and resistance bands can be used to strengthen the muscles and increasing bone density at specific muscle attachments.
2. Flexibility increasing exercises: It helps in improving functional activity and postural control of the body. It also helps in reducing the risk of falls by improving postural control.
3. To improve posture: Exercises and stretching can help in improving the posture and preventing and correcting deformities.
1. Wear good and flat footwear to avoid falls.
2. Regular eye check-ups.
3. Proper lighting at home and staircase.
4. Have a well balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.

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