Bones are vital as they give shape and protection to the body in the form of skeletal structure. Normal bones are rich in calcium and minerals which are measured by bone mineral density. Its value should lie above -1 which is regarded as normal and if it lies between -1 and -2.5 it reveals Osteopenia. If bone mineral density is below -2.5 then it results in Osteoporosis that is chronic in appearance.
Importance of Calcium
Calcium in bones and teeth helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones and also let them perform their normal functions. 99 percent of the calcium is found in the bones and teeth and 1 percent in blood. Deficiency of it leads to number of health ailments. This includes brittle bones, leg cramps, tooth decay, high cholesterol, excessive menstrual problems, fatigue and weakness.
According to Ayurveda, "DHATU KSHAYA" is correlated to osteoporosis. Three physical energies, Vata, Pitta and Kapha decide individual's body nature and accordingly diet and life style is recommended. These are the basics of human body either to stay healthy or diseased.
According to Ayurveda, osteoporosis is due to vitiation of Vata dosha. Improper dietary and life style habits cause vitiation of Vata and production of Ama or toxic material in body. Vata goes out of control due to over consumption of dry, cool, stale, light and gas forming foods, with long gap of meals and having very less meal. This leads to impaired digestion and obstruction of body channels causing symptoms like pain, weakness and tenderness of joints. Also deficiency of calcium plays very important role in osteoporosis. Ayurvedic treatment for bone health is really effective and result giving. There are wonderful herbal medicines in the market for all kind of bone health issues like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, calcium deficiency etc.
Osteoporosis (porous bone) is bones disorder in which bones loose density, become weak and likely to fractures. As age increases, bone mineral density decreases mostly in late 30's.Osteoporosis affects male and females especially females with hip, wrist and spine fractures after menopause. In Ayurveda it is known as "Dhatu kshaya".
General Symptoms of Osteoporosis
- Pain in neck, spine and lower back
- Vertebral support deterioration results to forward bending
- Legs pain leading to difficulty in standing
Causes of Osteoporosis
- Excessive intake of alcohol and caffeine
- Chronic diseases
- Hormone, calcium and vitamin D deficiency
- Rheumatoid arthritis, Cushing's syndrome and Hyperthyroidism
Herbal Remedies for Osteoporosis
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Osteoporosis Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of Osteoporosis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
- Bone Support – 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals
- Coral Calcium Complex – 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals
- Arjuna Capsules - 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals
- Lakshadi Guggul - 2 tab twice daily with plain water after meals
These are used as dietary supplements on regular basis and there is no worries about side effects. Still it's better to always consult an Ayurveda expert for proper dose and vehicle. Planet Ayurveda's natural products are 100% pure and capsules contain standardized extracts of best quality plants. These undergo quality, quantity and potency check before reaching to consumers.
To buy Osteoporosis Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/products/osteoporosis-care-pack.
Natural Tips for Healthy Bones
- Calcium and vitamin D rich diet
- Intake of sesame, almonds and green vegetables
- Adopting healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and exercises
- Avoidance of alcohol and smoking