The time for you to take action is now, before it's too late
By The Weekly | March 28, 2018
Your bones may seem like hard and lifeless pieces of mass made up of collagen and calcium, but in truth, bones are living, growing tissues with blood supply and with an active metabolism. Just like how our skin cells go through a renewal process, our bones too go through a process called resorption, where old bone is broken down and new bone is formed. Bone density loss happens when more bone is broken down than is added to the skeleton.
Age is one of the factors that determine the speed at which your bone breaks down and new bone is formed. Bone formation is most active during childhood and teenage years, and then most people reach peak bone density at around age 30. After that bone resorption gradually exceeds new bone formation, which explains why many women are faced with brittle bones as they age. However, a diagnosis of osteoporosis might indicate that you’ve actually had low bone density all your life!
All is not lost. There are steps that you can take starting now to prevent bone density loss. Dr Sidik Che Kob, Consultant Orthopaedic, Trauma & Arthroscopy Sports Surgeon from Columbia Asia Hospital – Klang, shares practical tips on how to strengthen your bones.
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