Ques. 1 What is osteoporosis? What are its symptoms?
Ans. Osteoporosis is produced when the total bone mass diminishes, leaving the bone brittle and fragile. It is a common disease that oc-curs in women after menopause.
The symptoms are: Bones that are easily fractured, a pain around the bone or a reduction of the bone height. This disease occurs mainly in women since they have 30% less hone mass. It occurs in the beginning at the age of 40 and affects approximately 25% of post-menopausal women.
Ques. 2 What are the frequent causes of osteoporosis?
Ans. The most frequent causes:
- An estrogen deficiency (hormone) in women
- An inability of absorb enough calcium through the intestine
- An imbalance of phosphorus and calcium
- A lack of vitamin D which is required to absorb calcium
- A lack of exercise
Ques. 3 Which minerals are suggested for osteoporosis?
Ans. Minerals : calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and fluorine and Vitamins: C, D, E and B12; in addition to proteins.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt contain a lot of calcium.
Ques. 4 Which Biochemic is useful for bones?
Ans. Bioclemic No. 19 for Rheumatism is a general tonic.