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It usually affects menopausal women. It has no symptoms until there is acute back pain or an unexpected femur or vertebrae or rib fracture that occurs easily, due to loss of density and quality of the bones.

 

Possible causes 

• Heredity

• Hormonal factors like menopause which affect PTH and calcitonin, hormones of the thyroid and parathyroid, and decreased estrogens interacting together and adjusting the concentration of calcium in the blood, the effect of vitamine D and therefore the renewal and maintenance of the bones.

• Lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach that can occur after long term use of antacids.

• A diet rich in animal protein, salt, sugar, coffee, soft drinks and poor in fruits and vegetables creates an acidic environment that adversely affects bone metabolism.

• Diseases of the kidneys and the adrenal glands, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, diabetes, lack of vitamin D, thyroid or parathyroid disorders, eating disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

• Lack of exercise

• Medications

 

How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help

Our main concern is to discover the cause of osteoporosis. We record your full health history and recommend special functional tests that will show any dysfunctions in cellular level in the entire hormonal system, the gastrointestinal system, the kidneys and adrenals and possible nutrient deficiencies, among others.

 

Personalized Nutrient Strategy

After the diagnostic assessments we lay out an individualized nutritional strategy, including special nutritional supplements and suggestions for a proper way of life and special exercise. We incorporate in the dietary plan foods that help. Selected minerals in natural and readily absorbable combinations of calcium, magnesium, boron and vitamins such as vitamin D3, K among others.