Asthma Osteopenia and Osteporosis
The Asthma Osteopenia Osteoporosis connection is real.
There are several reasons for this connection between these condition:
First, many persons with asthma find that dairy products trigger attacks. As a result they avoid dairy products.
In this culture dairy products are one of the most used dietary sources of calcium. Few people are taught about other good sources of this mineral which is so important for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. As a result many asthmatics do not get enough dietary calcium and so suffer from a thinning of their bone.
Second, the powerful anti-inflammatory drugs such as prednisone and cortisone are often prescribed for this condition. These
drugs in themselves greatly increase the risk of developing bone loss.
Third, another Asthma Osteopenia connection is found in the avoidance of weight bearing exercise by many with the condition.
If an asthmatic finds that exercise can trigger an attack s/he is likely to avoid exercise. All exercise. But our bones need
weight bearing exercise in order to build and maintain good bone density. Our bone building cells are triggered by stress on our bones. If we do not provide sufficient bone stress, there will not be sufficient stimuli for building new bone.
Fourth, The Canadian Institute for Asthma Prevention notes that many asthmatics are deficient in magnesium. But magnesium is essential for the bone building process.
Anyone with asthma should discuss ways that they can reduce the potential for developing excessive bone loss
with their health care provider.
A nutritionist can suggest food that will help promote strong bones (See: Nutrition for your bones . Also, it would be worth reading the material about calcium supplements that include all the necessary vitamins and mineral that bone building requires. See: Advacal
Ultra or AlgaeCal Plus .
It might also be worth your
time to read the pages about Natural Strontium - It could be useful for Asthma Osteopenia Cases Of course if you have the condition you should should check with your health care provider before adding anything to your health program.
Finally, your physician can make a referral for short term physical therapy sessions where you can learn useful
weight bearing exercises that will stimulate bone density without triggering an attack.
If you or someone you care about has asthma do talk with the health care provider about ways to prevent or delay
the onset of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. This should be part of any health care regime for anyone with asthma - even
while they are young. Do not wait.
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