Osteoporosis: ‘The Silent Killer’ Creeps

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, this process slows, and most people reach their peak bone mass by age 30. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it’s created.” Because the rate at which new bone materializes and old bone breaks down changes as you age and those changes remain hidden under your skin, osteoporosis is called the Silent Killer. Osteoporosis sneaks up on you, and only when a bone breaks or teeth loosen do you realize it’s already holding you hostage.

Prevent or Lessen Your Risk of Osteoporosis 

Experts agree that even though your sex, age, and genes are risk factors for osteoporosis, there are several things you can do to improve your bone health: 

  • Consider a bone mineral developer supplement like BMD Advanced
    • BMD Advanced can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and aid in maintaining healthy cartilage, teeth, and gums. 
    • It’s critical when you take a calcium supplement that the supplement also contains magnesium and phosphorus in proper ratios, like BMD Advanced. 
      • A calcium supplement alone, without the proper ratio of magnesium and phosphorus, can cause more harm than good. The fact that BMD Advanced contains calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus in the proper rations is why it outshines competitors.
  • Engage in regular exercise
    • According to Harvard Medical School, “activities that put stress on your bones, such as jumping, running, and weight-bearing exercises, can stimulate bone cells to produce proteins that bolster bone strength.”
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Don’t smoke

Osteoporosis is Silent No More

Osteoporosis is silent no more. If you’re reading this, now you know. 

You know that new bone grows and old bone breaks and that the rate that occurs puts youth at an advantage in the bone health conversation and those above the age of 30 at a disadvantage. You know that you can consume things, like BMD Advanced, and you know you can limit things, like alcohol, that place you at a higher likelihood of long-term bone health success. 

Osteoporosis doesn’t occur overnight, and you won’t improve your bone health overnight either. Commit to better bone health and realize that things that take time and commitment are often well-worth that effort.

Author: Evelyn Lindell
Certified Health & Wellness Coach