Cause of Osteopenia Stress

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 email go where I want....

The mechanism of the Cause of Osteopenia Stress:

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:

  • It maintains glucose metabolism
  • It regulates your blood pressure
  • It governs you inflammatory responses
  • It affects your immune function

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.

How can you deal with Cause of Osteopenia Stress?

There are a number of ways to reduce your stress.

  1. Spend more time in quiet places where you do not hear anything or see flashing lights.
  2. Meditate every day - twice a day is even better. (Take a meditation break instead of a coffee break.)
  3. Engage in repetitive aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming or bicycling. (Remember the the last two will are NOT weight bearing exercises.)
  4. Take up a 'right brained activity" such as drawing or knitting or....
  5. If your stress is chronic or if you have had it for years it may come from difficult past events. If so do find a compatible counselor and engage in 'talk therapy'. If you have experienced traumatic events, do consider finding a licensed EMDR practitioner (an effective short term therapy for dealing with post traumatic stress)

If you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, you really need to address this Cause of Osteopenia - Stress.

Other ways to reduce stress

Tai Chi is  known to reduce stress...AND well as improve balance and increase bone density. To read more about  click here Tai Chi - to improve your bone density and reduce the Cause of Osteopenia Stress

If you want a way to reduce your stress in just a few minutes of listening, do take a look at: Holographic Relaxation