Methods for delaying or preventing osteoporosis

Jasmine Phu

September 17, 2010 reports that adults begin to lose bone mass around the age of 30, a process which worsens with age and can lead to serious conditions such as psteoporosis, osteopenia, and osteoarthritis.

These diseases can lead to brittle bones or serious spinal deformities. However, a careful diet of certain foods can help alleviate some of the more severe symptoms.

Eating food that is rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphate and potassium, as well as those with flavonoids and statins, can promote bone formation, and maintaining a steady diet of fruits and vegetables can also help the body properly absorb nutrients from foods, rather than extracting it from bone, according to the news provider.

Bone morphogenetic proteins can also play a role in regenerating bones, tendons and cartilage. This nutrient is naturally produced in the body, but it is also available as a supplement, which can help prevent bone diseases, even improving muscle strength and balance.

Frailty in old age is a major cause of falls. Experts claim that exercising regularly can help improve the balance needed to avoid these incidents. However, it is recommended for any senior living in their home alone to have a medical alert system installed, so if an unexpected injury does occur, it is possible to immediately get in touch with a neighbor or medical professional.

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