MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Doctor, Hyderabad
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At what age do Bones reach peak bone mass?
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Bones are always breaking and rebuilding in little amounts. Peak bone mass varies from one person to another. Till the age of 30, the body creates new bone at a faster pace. At around age 30, the bone building slows down, and subsequently more bones are lost. At this moment osteoporosis can set in causing the bones to become weak and fractures easily. The disease is common in women who are in the stage of menopause.
Caffeine is healthy for bones
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Caffeine has many benefits, but however, it is not healthy for your bones. It works as a hindrance in the absorption of calcium. More than two cups of coffee per day accelerates bone loss in individuals who do not consume enough calcium. Research shows that caffeine can interact negatively with Vitamin D as well. The dieticians recommend less than 18 ounces of coffee for older adults aged 65 and up. You can cut down on the intake in a planned and phased out manner to avail the benefits. Consumption of coffee should be limited.
What is the To do list for healthy bones?
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Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 1000 mg of calcium per day. Dairy products are an excellent source of calcium and are essential to include in your daily diet. Vitamin D is important as it plays a vital role in calcium absorption. However, the RDA of vitamin D is 600 international units (IUs) a day. Tuna, sardines, egg yolks and sunlight are good sources, and vitamin supplements can be consumed. Physical movements like walking, jogging and regular exercises are important to keep your bones strong and prevent bone loss. Note your calcium intake on a regular basis.
High on potassium diet can improve bone health.
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Potassium is a mineral that helps the cells to remove waste and boosts up nerve and muscle communication. Potassium can neutralize acids that instigate loss of calcium from the body. Studies show that this mineral can improve bone health. In premenopausal women, there is an 8% difference in bone density as compared between individuals with high and low potassium intakes. Yogurt, bananas, sweet and white potatoes with skin are the sources of potassium in food.
Vitamin supplements are sometimes necessary.
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Vitamin D is a necessary nourishment agency for the bones. Foods that are enriched in calcium have high levels of Vitamin D added to it. It can be absorbed from the Sun as well, but for people living in cities, polluted sun rays are of no effect. It may be, that intake of vitamin enriched food is low. In such cases, doctors recommend vitamin supplements. Multivitamin is the popular supplement referred by doctors.