HOMOEOPATHY FOR OSETEOPOROSIS

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Osteoporosis makes bones weak and brittle, making them susceptible to fractures from falls or even minor stresses like coughing or bending over. The hip, wrist, and spine are the most common places for osteoporosis-related fractures to occur.

Osteoporosis develops when there is an imbalance between the production of new bone and the removal of old bone. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced.

Men and women of all races can develop osteoporosis, but white and Asian women are most susceptible, particularly older women who have passed menopause. Medication, a healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise can slow or stop bone loss, or they can strengthen already brittle bones.

Causes

When you’re young, your body creates new bone more quickly than it destroys existing bone, which results in an increase in bone mass. Most people reach their peak bone mass by their early 20s. As people age, bone mass is lost more quickly than it is gained.

Your peak bone mass determines how likely it is that you will develop osteoporosis; the higher your peak bone mass, the more bone you have “in the bank,” and the less likely it will be that you will develop osteoporosis as you age.

Symptoms

Early bone loss usually goes unnoticed, but once osteoporosis has weakened your bones, you may experience signs and symptoms like back pain from fractured or collapsed vertebra, height loss over time, a hunched posture, and a bone fracture that happens much more frequently than you would expect.

HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES

CALCAREA PHOS 30- Calcarea phos is one of the top homoeopathic medicines in curing osteoporosis.Here, the bones are weak and easily broken, the neck bones are too small and weak to support the head, which is normally large; the extremity bones are also weak and fragile. The head bones are both deficient in quality and quantity, which will aid the patient in absorbing calcium from the food that they eat.

The homeopathic medicine calerea phosphorica is also used if anaemia is present along with curvature of spine in osteoporosis patients.

The person may be chilly, flabby or overweight and feel worse from cold and dampness. The person may also have back pain, swollen joints, a sweaty head at night, and strong cravings for both eggs and sweets. **CALCAREA CARB.30-**Calcarea carb. is frequently helpful to people who are easily exhausted by exertion and tend to feel anxious and overwhelmed from work or stress.

When cracking in the joints is present, easy joint dislocation, swelling and indurated enlargements having their seat in the tissue and ligaments, tendons of joints, and chronic lumbago, which gets worse when you move and gets better with continued motion, calea flour is prescribed.

SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE 30Symphytum officinale, also known as “knit bone,” is the best treatment for osteoporosis fractures because it effectively knits or unites fractured bones by increasing callus production.

RUTA GRAVEOLENS 30This medicine helps in healing torn tendons and ligaments as well as in repairing the damaged bone. Ruta Graveolens is a homeopathic remedy that is effective in treating fractures in osteoporosis, particularly wrist fractures. Whenever a bone gets fractured, the surrounding tendons and ligaments of bones also get damaged.

HYPERICUM PERFORATUM 30–Hypericum perforatum is another effective homeopathic medication that can be used with confidence for the excessive pain in the back caused by nerve compression in between damaged vertebral bones. The excessive pain and sensitivity in the back after vertebral bone fractures can be effectively controlled by Hypericum.

SILICEA 200-Silicea is another excellent treatment for osteoporosis patients that can prevent fractures. Silicea is typically prescribed in those patients whose disease is caused by defective assimilation of calcium. In such cases, Silicea is of significant use and it helps by enhancing the assimilation power of digestive system. Silicea is also very helpful where pus or fistula formation has occurred at the site of fracture. Silicea aids in the efficient union of broken bone.

PHOSPHORUS 30Phosphorus is also helpful for pain and weakness of the spine. The patient feels intense pain in the spine, as if the spine were broken. Phosphorus can also give the best results in curvature of the spine in patients of osteoporosis if burning sensation in the spine is present along with curvature.

Curvature of the spine when associated with backache is effectively treated with this natural remedy. **SULPHUR 200-**Sulphur is used in patients of osteoporosis who develop the condition and walk and sit with a hunched posture. Another distinctive feature of Sulphur is excessive heat sensation in the body, especially soles of the feet.

FLUORIC AICD 30Fluoric acid is useful for treating bone pain that stabs and is worse at night.

AURUM METALLICUM 30-Pain in the skull, nose, or palate brought on by osteoporosis that is worse at night.

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