Mother and child health

2018-07-11 06:01

PREVENTING OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis literally means “thinning of bones” and this implies that bones become thin, brittle, and easily broken due to the disorder.

Symptoms of the disease often go unnoticed, and it is often left untreated until a bone breaks.

The condition is known to occur in pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women so it is important to know about the natural treatments available for osteoporosis.

Research suggests that 25% of women over the age of 50 suffer from menopausal osteoporosis, and it can happen any time after 30 for several reasons.

The best solutions are approaches such as alternative medicine and lifestyle changes.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO TREAT OSTEOPOROSIS

It is never too late, or too early, to do something about osteoporosis and natural treatments are often the best way to begin this process.

Here is a list of questions about lifestyle factors that will help you prevent and treat the bone disorder.

• Are you getting enough calcium?

• Are you getting enough vitamin D?

• Do you consume enough magnesium?

• Do you exercise regularly?

Alongside these possible sources of osteoporosis, quitting smoking and reducing your alcohol intake can significantly aid the treatment process.

However, factors such as genetics, race, age, and sex can’t be treated or prevented. For this reason, some may struggle more than others, meaning that natural treatments for osteoporosis are very important.

Alongside lifestyle changes, there are also alternative medicines that you can consume that involve little or no risk at all, and are often considered the best and safest natural treatments for osteoporosis.

Currently, Royal Pharmacy has B-Cal DM on special — it contains Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D, essential to bone health.

BOOST YOU CHILD’S IMMUNITY

• Serve more fruits and vegetables — carrots, green beans, oranges, strawberries all contain immunity-boosting phytonutrients such as vitamin C and carotenoids

• Boost sleep time — studies on adults show that sleep deprivation can make you more susceptible to illness by reducing natural killer cells, immune-system weapons that attack microbes and cancer cells.

• Breast-feed your baby — breast milk contains turbo-charged immunity-enhancing antibodies and white blood cells. Nursing also guards against ear infections, allergies, diarrhoea, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, and sudden infant death syndrome.

• Guard against germ spread — fighting germs doesn’t technically boost immunity but it’s a great way to reduce stress on your child’s immune system. Make sure your kids wash their hands often — and with soap

• Supplementation — Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Biotin, among others, are essential in boosting your child’s immunity. Creche Guard is currently on special at Royal Pharmacy.

Contact Royal Pharmacy on 033 815 1690 or send a WhatsApp to 072 139 9048

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