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Tai Chi Can Be A Viable Treatment For Osteoporosis

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In the treatment of osteoporosis treatment, the problem of bone mineral tissue loss must be addressed. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation of USA, people should address their osteoporosis issue through either non-pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical means.

The bone density of a person is usually determined with the use of X-ray absorptiomety examination. You will be diagnosed as having osteopenia if your score in this examination is between one and two and a half; on the other hand, you are suffering from osteoporosis, if your score is below minus two and a half. Fortunately, the good news is that there are a number of treatment options to choose from for both osteoporosis and osteopenia that can bring back the health of your bones.

If your score is below minus two, you may need to take a supplement of approximately 1200 mg of basic calcium a day as well as between 400 and 800 international units of vitamin D. Furthermore, to help you lose weight, you may need to do physical exercises. Or, you can opt for antiresorptive and anabolic drugs.

But if you have decided to treat your osteoporosis with non-pharmaceutical products and have not experienced any appreciable benefits, then you may want to consider pharmaceutical products such as bisphopshorates.

You can also properly deal with your osteoporosis by performing weight- bearing exercises. These may include low-impact aerobics, dancing, walking, and even gardening. You can do these exercises for about 30 minutes each day. Exercises that help strengthen the muscles can also be beneficial and doing some strength exercises may in fact result in a slight increase in your bone density which is very good for your osteoporosis.

One type of non-Western exercises that can be very helpful in the treatment of osteoporosis are Tai Chi exercises. They are beneficial and very safe to do which can definitely do you a lot of good in getting relief from your osteoporosis pain.

These exercises can also help prevent the likelihood of fractures. It is important to know that people suffering from osteoporosis are highly susceptible to developing fractures.

Modifying your lifestyle and using pharmaceutical products can help lower the risk of fractures by as much as 50 percent. Females are the ones most likely to develop osteoporosis especially if they have a family history of this disease.

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Written by Valerie

February 6th, 2018 at 1:38 pm

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