Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in the elderly in the world. The treatment and prevention of osteoporosis are the most common topics that are discussed by patients and doctors several years. Although there is a lot of scientific research for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, there are still a lot of mistakes can’t figure out by patients. In this article, we will talk about these misunderstanding of the prevention of osteoporosis.
There are four common misunderstanding in the prevention of osteoporosis. Let’s see one by one.
Four misunderstandings in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Find osteoporosis by feeling.
some middle-aged or elderly don’t feel bone pain usually that makes them think they don’t have any problem with osteoporosis. In fact, most of the patients with osteoporosis do not show an abnormal feeling or sensation in the early or even middle stage. It’s too late to check and diagnose osteoporosis when the patient finds back pain or bone fracture gradually increased. This can be avoided if appropriate bone density examination is performed in the early ages like 35 between 45.
Only the elderly need to take calcium supplements.
In fact, young people also need to pay attention to the improvement of bone health. When people are young enough to take calcium to improve physical bone density. So to the elderly, can delay the occurrence of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis patients should only lie in bed rest and reduce exercise.
Actually, even if someone has diagnosed as osteoporosis, they should also participate in an exercise in daily life. Because exercise can not only improve blood circulation around the bone but also enhance bone density. More and more research shows appropriate exercise is really helpful for osteoporosis treatment and prevention. But, the patient also should take cation during exercise to avoid accidents due to improper movements.
Only calcium supplementation is needed in the prevention of osteoporosis.
This is also a one-sided view in most patient mind. Calcium supplements have a certain effect on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. But most of the doctor says a reasonable diet is more important than simply calcium supplements intake to a certain extent. A reasonable diet can promote the absorption and utilization of calcium. This effect will be more obvious than simple calcium supplements.