Osteoporosis and Menopause. Treatments and remedies. Natural Medicine

Treatments and Remedies for Osteoporosis and Menopause

Osteoporosis is a major problem associated with menopause, and usually occurs around age 50. During the first 5 years of its inception women lose between 3 and 5% of their bone mass per year, going to lose 1-2% pa thereafter.

This bone loss is due to reduced absorption of dietary calcium and increased bone destruction, both caused by lower estrogen levels. The decalcification causes bones to become fragile and susceptible to fractures.

Men are not immune to osteoporosis, although its appearance is usually at older ages and with bone loss less severe.

Both to prevent and to delay its appearance should supplement the diet with these nutrients involved in bone metabolism.

Supplements for osteoporosis in menopausal

Calcium: It is an integral part of the bone structure which makes it vital to maintain the hardness of it. Low blood levels trigger the release of parathyroid hormone that stimulates the resorption of bone calcium content. Calcium supplementation may slow the process of osteoporosis up to 50% and provide significant protection against bone fractures.

Vitamin D: Essential for protein synthesis to absorb dietary calcium and bone matrix proteins. It is necessary for development, mineralization and bone remodeling and helps maintain muscle strength and balance in older people, reducing the risk of falls.

Magnesium: Women with osteoporosis often have magnesium deficiency.
* Directs the deposition of calcium into the bones and not into the soft tissues such as arteries.
* Involved in the activation of vitamin D.
* Helps maintain adequate levels of parathyroid hormone.
* Improves bone metabolism.
* By avoiding blood acidification, decreases calcium resorption.

Vitamin K: Vital for osteocalcin, the protein that binds calcium to the bone matrix with low levels of it in people with osteoporosis.

Vitamin B: Low levels of vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin B12 are common. Are vitamins necessary to regulate the levels of homocysteine, a substance usually high in postmenopausal women and that, in high concentrations can lead to defective bone matrix.

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