Osteoporosis happens when the density of bones decreases and the body stops producing bones as much as it did before. It can affect both males and females but is most likely to occur among women after menopause due to sudden decrease in estrogen, the hormone that normally protects the body against osteoporosis.

As the bones become weaker, the risk of a fracture during a fall or even a minor knock is higher.

Fast facts on Osteoporosis
  • It affect the structure and strength of bones and is more likely to result in fractures
  • It is more likely to affect women after menopause but poor diet and smoking increases the risk
  • A special X-Ray based scan, called DEXA, is used for diagnosis
  • Modifiable risk factors include inactivity, tobacco smoking, eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia, or orthorexia, excessive alcohol intake, low level or intake of calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium
Affected age group
Age %
0-20 0
21-44 25
45-64 20
65 & older 55
  • Back pain
  • Vertebra
  • A stooped posture
  • Loss of height over time
Worse effects
  • Underweight
  • Multiple fractures
  • Inactive malnutrition
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Fracture of wrist, shoulder, spine or hip
Diet tips for osteoporosis
  • Take just 6 gm of salt in a day
  • Limit caffeine intake to 300 mg a day
  • Increase dairy intake of products like milk, yogurt cream, cheese etc. to balance calcium amount in body

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242