Osteoporosis is a silent epidemic. Unless your bone density is tested you may not be aware of bone fragility until you fracture a bone. There is a significant correlation of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis of the hip. This is due to the decline of blood flow to the hip because small arteries supplying the hip are compromised.
What causes bone loss resulting in the diagnosis of Osteopenia and then Osteoporosis?
Bone is living tissue like your muscles, heart, brain, lungs, and other organs. It can be depleted when the body requires nutrients from it for maintaining other tissues and acid/alkaline balances.
Did you know if you aren’t absorbing nutrients from your digestive tract, you must borrow nutrients from your bones? Also if you aren’t replacing nutrients used with strenuous exercise like running marathons, many nutrients required to sustain your body will be drawn from your bones.
The following are osteopenia and osteoporosis contributing factors that are carefully assessed: poor nutrition during any time of life, the consumption of sugar, sodas, caffeine and alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating disorders, chronic inflammatory diseases, bowel disease, too little or too much exercise, hormonal imbalances (including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and sex hormones) and multiple medications which inhibit bone growth like prednisone, stomach acid inhibitors and more.