WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO OPTIMIZE BONE HEALTH?
Optimizing bone health involves strategies aimed at maintaining strong and healthy bones, particularly in the context of age-related bone loss, hormone related bone loss. As we age, our bones tend to become weaker and more susceptible to conditions such as osteoporosis. Bone health includes prevention (falls prevention and fracture prevention) as well as corrective action when there is injury.
Regular exercise, especially weight-bearing and resistance exercises, plays a vital role in optimizing bone health. It helps stimulate bone growth, improve bone density, and strengthen muscles surrounding the bones. A balanced diet rich in calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients is also crucial for maintaining strong bones.
Addressing pain associated with bone conditions is essential for optimizing bone health. Chronic pain can affect mobility and lead to decreased physical activity, which may contribute to further bone loss. Managing pain through appropriate medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications can help maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Hormones, particularly estrogen and testosterone, play significant roles in bone health. Hormone replacement therapy may be considered for individuals with hormone deficiencies or imbalances that contribute to bone loss.
Overall, optimizing bone health involves a multi-faceted approach that includes regular exercise, a balanced diet, pain management, and hormone regulation. By prioritizing bone health, individuals can reduce the risk of fractures, maintain independence, and enjoy an active and fulfilling life as they age.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
Naturopaths: can help address osteopenia, osteoporosis and other forms of bone loss. We work with nutrition, hormone optimization and more!
Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths: can work on identifying causes of bone pains, assess for injury and cause of pain, as well as come up with treatments plans to optimize the strength of your bones.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT ANXIETY
- Supplements (Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals): various vitamins, minerals and herbs can be used to build bones
- Lifestyle and Behavior Modification: the things we do everyday such as diet and exercise have huge roles on bone mineral density and health
Every person is different, and anxiety presents differently for everyone, so we always take an individualized approach to treating your anxiety.