The Silent Disease: Osteoporosis

the-silent-disease-osteoporosisOsteoporosis refers to the weakening of bones, which can lead to them becoming brittle and breaking easily. Osteoporosis often attacks the hips, spine, backbone, and wrist. It is famously called “The Silent Disease” due to the fact that you won’t notice how brittle your bones are until some form of injury happens to them. Because of this, proper nutrition and exercise are essential to improve bone health.

At Ileini’s Care, Inc., our home care agency in Monterey, California, we provide quality and skilled care that aims to improve our senior clients’ health. To ensure that our clients don’t suffer the consequences of osteoporosis, we enhance their safety while helping them with healthier lifestyle choices.

Our bones are living tissue. Our body breaks down old bones and replaces them to maintain our bones’ strength. Around the age of 30, bone mass stops expanding, and the goal of bone health is to retain as much bone as possible for as long as feasible. More bone may be broken down than replaced when adults hit their 40s and 50s.

Osteoporosis can still be prevented. Our personal care in California can help your elderly loved ones to take their calcium and vitamin D-rich meals.

We can also assist with forms of exercise, such as weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis, and dancing.

We recommend avoiding activities that require twisting the spine or bending forward from the waist if you have osteoporosis, such as traditional sit-ups, toe touches, or swinging a golf club. If you have a pet, it is also imperative that you avoid exerting too much effort on your back and hips when playing with them. If you need help with this, we offer excellent pet care that leaves your furry loved one in good hands.

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