Is jogging or running considered safe for a person with osteoporosis?
For most people with osteoporosis, jogging would be considered unsafe. While jogging is a high-impact, weight-bearing exercise that can help keep bones strong, it may also increase the risk of breaking a bone. Power walking and walking briskly are much safer and almost as effective for achieving many health benefits of exercise. Moreover, seeking professional help from a doctor who knows your medical history and bone mineral density would be necessary before taking up activities such as jogging.
I have stiffness and pain in my legs as well as my back. Is it due to osteoporosis?
Stiffness and pain in the legs or knees are most commonly associated with osteoarthritis and are rarely caused by osteoporosis. Back pain, however, may be due to osteoporosis or other conditions such as osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. It is possible to have osteoporosis and osteoarthritis as well as other conditions at the same time. Hence, you should visit our doctors to seek professional medical help and diagnose the disease at the earliest.
I have osteoporosis. Is yoga safe for me?
If you have osteoporosis, you should avoid any movement that requires you to bend forward from the waist, such as doing a toe touch. When you bend forward from the waist, your shoulders and back become rounded. This can increase the risk of a spine fracture. Seek professional help from our homeopathic doctors to know what types of exercises and movements are safe for you.
Does caffeine rob the body of calcium? If so, how much is harmful?
Caffeine appears to decrease calcium absorption by a small amount. Drinking more than three cups of coffee every day may be harmful to bone health.
Reducing weight can treat bone health-related problems. Is it true?
The benefits of weight loss usually are greater than the risks. But, sometimes, it proves to be harmful, especially when people try to lose the extra pounds quickly. There are steps you should take to protect your bones while losing weight, namely, exercising regularly, having a balanced diet, avoiding smoking, limiting the alcohol intake, and setting a realistic target for your weight loss. You can also refer to a doctor to measure your bone density, if required.
I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. How will homeopathy help?
Homeopathic medicines are natural and without any virtual side-effects, and they help to relieve pain and promote bone healing. Our medicines also reduce the tendency of fracture by improving and enhancing the absorption of nutrients by the bone.
Homeopathic medicines help to trigger the uptake of nutrients by the bones and enhance bone repair. They also reduce drug dependency, improve general strength and vitality, thus improving the quality of life.