The problem of osteoporosis is also referred to as ‘’Brittle Bone Disease’’ and ‘’The Silent Disease’’. It is a condition in which the bones become thin and fragile. It is a common bone disease caused by lack of calcium and vitamin D in the body, the imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption, lack of certain hormones, thyroid, smoking and rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of this problem include pain in the bones and muscles, swelling, difficulty in bending and lifting. Osteoporosis may also result in joint pain, bone fracture and loss of height with a stooped posture. Different natural cures can help in the treatment of this disease.
Natural Cures for Osteoporosis
Adequate intake of calcium is essential to protect the bones and muscles from the effects of the problem. Calcium can be obtained from the consumption of dairy products, apricots, figs, tofu, salmon, mackerel and sardine fish.
An individual can blend some almonds (soaked in warm water) with milk (1 cup) and consume this mixture on a daily basis to make the bones strong and increase joint mobility. Regular intake of soy products can deal with hormonal imbalance which may result in osteoporosis.
Yoga can strengthen muscles, protect bones and improve mobility. Some effective yoga postures for the treatment of osteoporosis include virasana, salabhasana, parasarita padottanasana and pranayama.
Dandelion leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamins. An individual can prepare a cup of tea by steeping dandelion leaves in water and consume it several times in a day to increase the bone density.
A tincture made by mixing dandelion leaves and roots can also be consumed on a daily basis to relieve the pain. Dandelion leaves can also be used to prepare salads and culinary dishes.
Vitamin D can cure various symptoms associated with the problem. It can also help in the absorption of calcium by the body. Vitamin K can help in strengthening the bones and muscles. Intake of vitamin A rich foods is also recommended. Foods rich in these vitamins include broccoli, spinach, pineapple, sprouts, apple, pear and beans.
Regular exercise can reduce the growth of osteoporosis. Various exercises like jogging, stair climbing, dancing, swimming and riding a bicycle can help in building healthy bones. This remedy can increase the density of bones and protect the bones from fracture.
Consumption of sesame seeds every morning can help in the treatment of the problem. Sesame seed oil is also known as ‘’Gingelly’’. Sesame seed oil is rich in vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. It can help in preventing the body from the effects of osteoporosis. Massaging the body with sesame seed oil on a regular basis can relieve the pain, stiffness and swelling.
The extract obtained from turmeric roots can be consumed on a regular basis to prevent bone fractures associated with the illness.
A paste can be created by mixing turmeric powder, gram flour and milk and used to massage the affected area to reduce the pain. This paste should be removed with warm water.
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