Osteoporosis Information

Osteoporosis is called the silent disease. Why is that?  Simply stated, we do not know we have it until a bone is broken.  Then the doctor starts to look for reasons that a fracture happened. After 50 years of age weak bones are often the cause.   Take a moment to think about the people you know.   You can probably name someone in your family, or where you work that has been diagnosed with this diease.  We commonly think of it as a woman’s disease. 


While it is true that one in two women will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture it is also true that one in four men, (some studies are now saying three) will break a bone due to Osteoporosis.

Fractures related to this are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.

Until about the age of thirty, the body naturally produces more bone cells than it loses. But, around that age your bones reach a maximum density. Unless the body is stimulated to continue to produce bone cells, it begins to decrease the production of replacement cells.  The body continues to remove old bone cells, removing them faster than they are replaced. 

The current trend of the medical profession is to medicate the disease through prescription drugs.  Drugs used to slow Osteoporosis are designed to stop the body from removing old bone cells.  This causes brittle bones, meaning a hard shell is built up on the bone and the inside of the bone is still as weak as it was when the medication was first taken.

 

There are Alternative Treatments

Impact activities are those such as running, jumping and exercises that create a force on the skeleton’s structure that is greater than the person’s body weight. As you and I age we find these types of activity not only harder to engage in, but they can also be dangerous.


According to the Surgeon General,
“activities that involve impact loading are most useful for increasing or maintaining bone mass.”


The Great Bones exercise program provides an alternative that all ages can use safely without fear of injury.  The system is an alternative osteoporosis treatment.  Unlike prescription drugs the Great bones system strengthens bones in a totally natural way, and the side effects of strong bones, balance and flexibility, are positive benifits.  Take a few moments to click on the link below to see the results from using biodensity equipment to reverse and or prevent this silent disease.   



The importance of being aware of this disease is highlighted by the statistics.  Will you be the one in two that has an osteoporotic fracture?  Some say that you should have a baseline bone scan in your thirties so that as you age your bone density can be tracked.  At a minimum you can take an active part in preventing the start of this disease.

The information in the link above points out the how using the bioDensityequipment for just five to seven minutes a week will build new bone cells.  BioDensityis available for your use at Great Bones in Portland OR.

For more information, visit our Osteoporosis Treatment Program page or visit our BioDensity™ page to learn the science of how the equipment builds stronger bones.