According to an article posted on the website of Verywell Health, about 18 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have osteopenia, which is a medical condition that is characterized by having low bone mass. While it is not as severe as osteoporosis, untreated osteopenia may equate to higher risks of developing osteoporosis. Consequently, this can lead to a person needing skilled nursing services.
As an adult family home in Seattle, Washington that is dedicated to providing holistic and person-centered services to each and every resident, we have compiled a list of alternative therapies and natural substances that have been scientifically proven to have positive effects on bone health.
Here are some of them:
- Green tea
According to a 2009 study, consuming green tea can help improve one’s bone mineral density since it stimulates activity in bone-forming cells while, at the same time, inhibiting activity in bone-weakening cells. So, if you provide personal care in Washington for your loved ones, you may want to consider preparing green tea for them.
- Tai chi
Researchers in a 2007 study concluded that approximately eighteen weeks of tai chi training helped older adults with osteopenia improve their balance and lessen their risk of falling. However, further studies are recommended on the matter.
- Vitamin D
Meanwhile, a research study published in 2006 observed that patients with osteopenia commonly suffer from a deficiency and insufficiency in vitamin D. While sun exposure can help the body synthesize vitamin D, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that you obtain vitamin D from healthy foods and supplements instead to avoid skin cancer.
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