Osteoporosis is a condition that causes weak and brittle bones. Because bone is living tissue, it is continuously being broken down and restored by the body. When osteoporosis occurs, it causes a disruption in new bone formation but does not slow down the breaking down of old bone. Bones become so weak that a fall or hard sneeze can break them. Postmenopausal women are most at risk of developing osteoporosis. Here are various ways to prevent or reverse this condition by using lifestyle changes and medications.
Reduce Caffeine Intake
Research shows that high caffeine intake may cause a calcium imbalance in senior women who are most at risk of developing osteoporosis. Consuming large amounts of caffeine may also cause cortical bone loss from the proximal femur, or the bone in the leg that is closest to the hip, which increases the risk of a fall and break. Trying sipping on herbal tea in place of coffee and always choose water over soda or other caffeinated beverages.