Another Cause of Osteopenia Stress has become more and more common in our multi-tasking, face paced world. Unless you live in a quiet rural setting, you are bombarded each day with colors, lights, sounds and movement.
In addition you may find yourself feeling under pressure of deadlines or you live with a hundred daily conflicts: Should I finish this job now or answer the phone? How can I get home in time when stuck in traffic? Why doesn't the light change....that driver stop tailgating...the program load faster....my email go where I want....
When you feel stressed, your body increase the production of Cortisol. Now Cortisol is produced in the adrenal glands and it has some important functions:
All these things are good and necessary for your health.
The problem occurs when you produce Cortisol too often or in too much quantity. Cortisol, in excessive amounts, causes a loss of bone density. (It also causes a lot of other things such as: hypertension, lowered immunity, loss of muscle mass, blood sugar imbalances, problems with memory and cognitive functioning (Sometimes labeled 'boomer cognitive decline' since this is a cognitive problem experienced by many 40 - 60 year olds who live or work in high stress situations),
It is a well known fact that Cushings Disease, which is characterized by the adrenal glads producing too much cortisol, causes Osteopenia. Well, chronic or excessive stress does the same thing. It produces too much cortisol.
There are a number of ways to reduce your stress.
If you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, you really need to address this Cause of Osteopenia - Stress.
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