Osteoporosis is a common disorder and is a result of a decrease in the density of bones. Bones become weak, brittle and abnormally porous which can lead it to even become compressible like a sponge in extreme cases. People suffering from osteoporosis are more susceptible to fractures and breaks in bones. Although at one point, osteoporosis used to be an age-related disease, it is now turning more into a lifestyle disease. One of the main causes of the disorder is low levels of calcium content in the body. This is mainly due to a sedentary lifestyle and lack of care for the body. The health of the bones deteriorate with increasing age and thus, older people have more chances of being affected by osteoporosis. It can however be prevented with careful intake of food rich in calcium and proper exercises.
On this World Osteoporosis Day, click through to see and know about easily available and accessible foods that can help prevent and manage osteoporosis, as suggested by Dr Shilpa Kapoor, Senior Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth. (Source: Thinkstock Images)