What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is an unfortunate condition by which your bones lose mass, causing them to be more fragile and prone to injury. One of the biggest problems with osteoporosis is that you don’t see any warning signs or symptoms until a bone actually fractures, so our Edmonds chiropractic wants you to take care to safeguard yourself from this condition.

Osteoporosis is brought on by many factors. Women are particularly at risk, as menopause decreases important hormones that help to keep up bone structure. Smoking or being underweight further increases your risk factor. In order to decrease your risk factor, you can focus on getting a proper amount of calcium and vitamin D in your diet while getting regular exercise. Follow this advice, and you’ll be standing tall and strong long into your golden years!