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October 09, 2012

Compression fractures. Spinal curvatures. Generalized poor health. You want to avoid these things! So do what you can to stay away osteoporosis. Nutrition is a huge aspect in doing exactly that, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is your Fort Wayne healthcare partner to direct you. Let's talk about some great osteoporosis-prevention lifestyle selections for your whole family.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands well the previously listed effects of osteoporosis in both men and women and that osteoporosis could be thought of as a disease of youth. You build bone mass when you are young. If you build enough then, you'll have enough to lose a little as you age. Odd, isn't it?

picture of woman eating fruit to fight osteoporosisSo, what can Fort Wayne patients do to stop osteoporosis?

  • Eat a nutritious diet, particularly between 10 and 14 years. Exercise and be active, also. Why? Well, it sets up good habits for life plus bone mass increases are most noted in these years and before age 18. (1) Talk to your kids about osteoporosis!
  • Take Vitamin D. Why? Lack of Vitamin D may put you at risk for osteoporosis-related spinal stenosis. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc cares for quite a few Fort Wayne patients to relieve stenosis pain, but try to stay away from it!
  • Don't smoke, especially young men. Why? Men who smoke in young adulthood don't develop bone mineral density as well as non-smoking men. (3)
  • Avoid anti-depressants, if possible. Why? They add to the risk of fractures of all kinds like compression fractures often connected to osteoporosis. (4)

With a little nutrition, activity, good lifestyle choices, and some chiropractic care, osteoporosis and its results may be lessened. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to talk about your and your family's strategy for Fort Wayne osteoporosis management and prevention.