Women’s health

Do you know that women are more at risk of developing Osteoporosis than men? This risk is higher after menopause.

What Osteoporosis means – It is a diseases that makes the bone thin, porous and fragile.

Symptoms: It usually starts silently and goes un0ticed until a fracture occurs. Signs include back pain as a result of a fracture or broken vertebra, continuous reduction in height, stooped posture.  Osteoporosis occurs usually around the hip, spine or wrist.

After age 30 our body stops producing new bones. Although your body continues to replace old bone cells but there will no longer be increase in bone mass.  Now is the time to learn how to maintain and keep a healthy bone as a woman.

ALIVE FEMALE ADDIS

Two major nutrients needed to maintain a healthy bone: Calcium and Vitamin D

Foods rich in calcium: Diary products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. ii) Leafy greens, fruits, seafood, legumes,fortified cereals( corn flakes)

Foods rich in Vitamin D: Beef liver, Cheese, Egg yolks, Soy milk, cereals, mushroom, fatty fish(smoked salmon, sardine, mackerel), hard boiled eggs. Vitamin D is also naturally gotten when you expose your skin to the early morning sun before mid-day usually.

So eat right and exercise right to maintain healthy bones as you get older.

Adebisi Adetunji

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