Category: General health
Low bone density or osteoporosis victimizes 54 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, “one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.”
Bones Create, Breakdown, & Replace But Not At the Same Rate
Mayo Clinic sums up osteoporosis succinctly, stating that “bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone.” Referring to bones as ‘living’ is both a truth and a call for a mind shift. You witness your hair and nails’ growth and absence, and that visual of change– both growth and loss– continually grabs your attention and triggers your care. Your bones, on the other hand, are out of sight, out of mind.
“Your bones are in a constant state of renewal— new bone is made, and old bone is broken down. When you are young, your body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, and your bone mass increases. After the early 20s,