West Des Moines Osteoporosis Care: Nutrition, Activity, Good Lifestyle Choices

Compression fractures. Spinal curvatures. Generalized poor health. You want to avoid these things! So do what you can to avoid osteoporosis. Nutrition is a big factor in doing just that, and Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is your West Des Moines healthcare partner to guide you. Let's discuss some great osteoporosis-prevention lifestyle selections for your whole family.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows well the previously listed outcomes of osteoporosis in both men and women and that osteoporosis could be considered a disease of youth. You build bone mass when you are young. If you build enough then, you'll have enough to lose a little as you age. Odd, isn't it?

picture of woman eating fruit to fight osteoporosisSo, what can West Des Moines patients do to restrain osteoporosis?

  • Eat a nutritious diet, especially between 10 and 14 years. Exercise and be active, also. Why? Well, it sets up good habits for life plus bone mass increases are most noted in these years and before age 18. (1) Talk to your kids about osteoporosis!
  • Take Vitamin D. Why? Lack of Vitamin D may put you at risk for osteoporosis-related spinal stenosis. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for quite a few West Des Moines patients to relieve stenosis pain, but try to stay away from it!
  • Don't smoke, especially young men. Why? Men who smoke in young adulthood don't develop bone mineral density as well as non-smoking men. (3)
  • Avoid anti-depressants, if possible. Why? They add to the risk of fractures of all kinds like compression fractures often connected to osteoporosis. (4)

With a little nutrition, activity, good lifestyle choices, and some chiropractic care, osteoporosis and its effects may be minimized. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to talk about your and your family's strategy for West Des Moines osteoporosis management and prevention.

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