As we get older, the vertebrae lose a significant amount of mineral content, which causes the bones to become thinner and, eventually, more brittle. This is because the vertebrae support the spine. The gradual depletion of minerals in the vertebrae can lead to brittle bones. It is possible that osteoporosis will develop if this issue is not addressed and treated as soon as possible. Researchers in the field of medicine who are known for their credibility have demonstrated that several habits that are common among elderly people are associated with an increased risk of bone fragility. In this section of the article, I will provide a list of three factors that are detrimental to bone health, as well as three nutrients that can assist in the preservation of bone health.
The three causes that are described further down are what contribute to the brittleness of your bones as you become older.
1. Never venturing outside of the house
The production of vitamin D, which is essential to the maintenance of bone health and can be improved by exposing one's skin to sunshine, is stimulated by exposure to sunlight. It is considered to be detrimental to one's health to remain indoors in order to avoid exposure to sunlight. This is due to the fact that the skin will not receive the necessary amount of vitamin D. Because exposure to sunshine is the best way for the skin to absorb vitamin D, senior citizens should spend at least ten to fifteen minutes in the sun each and every day. Because prolonged exposure to the sun can be hazardous to your health, you should try to minimize how much time you spend doing so. Therefore, you should make an attempt to limit the amount of time you spend outside.
2. Consuming an excessive amount of salt in your food.
Because consuming an excessive amount of salt can cause calcium to be leached from the bones, which in turn raises the risk of developing osteoporosis, it is recommended that salt consumption be kept to a moderate level. It is common knowledge that certain foods, such as bread, cheese, and chips, contain a relatively high level of salt; consequently, it is recommended that you consume these foods in moderation as you get older. These foods include bread, cheese, and chips.
Please don't smoke since it may impair your body's ability to generate healthy new bone structures and breathing in cigarette smoke may do just that.
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