History of BonesÂ :Â At 30, the aging of the bone tissue leads to an inevitable loss of bone mass. This effect is accentuated with menopause in women due to estrogen deficiency.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass, deterioration of bone tissue, decreased density and bone spaces resulting to porosity and bone fragility, thus resulting to consequent increase in fracture risks. It becomes clinically apparent with the occurrence of an unusual fracture.
Osteoporosis affects 30% of women over the age of 50 and 50% of the feminine population above 60. The definition of osteoporosis may be assessed clinically but it can also be measured from osteodensitometry that defines a threshold below which the person is considered to be osteoporotic.
In a lifetime, our bone mass changes constantly: A rapid growth during the first 30 years and stabilizing at its peak level during the ten following years, after which deterioration sets in, thereby causing a normal bone loss, observed to be more prominent in women than in men.Â
Bone loss is slow and regular. But it tends to accelerate at the time of menopause due to hormonal shortage.Â However, by age of 65 or 70, both sexes lose bone mass at the same rate.
Bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced, therefore triggering a response of cause and effect between bone degeneration and bone formation. The resulting loss of bone mass is the reflection of the variance between these two fluctuating features. This variance becomes more significant for instance at menopause due to bone breakage.
Generally, the term bone fragility refers to the progressive frailness of bones occurring with normal aging. It is difficult to detect in an individual who does not have a condition that causes an attack of the phosphocalcic metabolism or a specific bone disease.Â
Strengthening our bone capitalÂ
Several preventive measures can help lessen the physiological damage to our bone capital. It is essential to reach an adequate bone capital before the normal progressive loss occurs.
- Calcium:Â an essential mineral that should be absorbed correctly and in sufficient amount!
- Vitamin D:Â It is the key to the proper absorption of Calcium.
- Sport:Â Physical activities increase bone density regardless of age, although this phenomenon is lessened for elderly individuals. In addition, exercise strengthens the muscular tissue, which contributes to reduced fracture risk.
- Diet:Â A calcium balanced diet, with protein and vitamin D are elementary elements needed in bone formation. Exposure to the sun is not usually sufficient to satisfy the daily vitamin D requirements, supplementation is advised.
What weakens our bone capital:Â
- Some sodas that cause loss of calcium
- Drugs such as synthetic glucocorticoids
- Treatments against gastric acidity
- Some anti-hormonal treatments
- Tobacco and alcohol, which are to be avoided for many other reasons.
- Physical inactivity
NUSTYL has the right solution for you!
- NUSTIFLEX combines calcium, natural vitamin D and magnesium.
- The amount of calcium in NUSTIFLEX comes as a supplementation to the daily intake via nutrition.
- NUSTIFLEXÂ provides 100% of the recommended intake of Vitamin D.
- NUSTIFLEX helps to preserve our bone capital and can be taken as a preliminary precaution against the effects of aging.
Â Do not hesitate to ask your Health Practitioner or our scientific advisors for advice.