Osteoporosis is a common bone disease occurring in about 1 in 5 women. Osteoporosis is categorized in two types. The first category is called primary osteoporosis which occurs as our aging causes an insufficient amount of calcium and phosphate to be sent throughout the body.
The other category is called secondary osteoporosis which can occur at any age. It is found equally in men vs women. This is because essential minerals are lacking as a side effect of medications or disease.
In either category, if calcium and phosphate are not delivered in ample amounts, good bone tissue is not made. As a result, the body will reabsorb these minerals from current bone tissue for other needs. As a result, bones weaken and become more prone to fractures such as a common hip fracture among elderly people. Another common indication is dowager’s hump (kyphosis) or a stooped posture found among the elderly. During this disease the vertebrae may be bearing weight and may experience minute fractures going noticed until much later.
Hormonal imbalance in later years is often a major cause of primary osteoporosis. When estrogen is lower in women and testosterone is lower in men the body may not assimilates calcium and phosphates like before. Certain poor diets may create a risk such as heavy use of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, or a family history of osteoporosis. Each of these, coupled with a lack of exercise, increase the risk of osteoporosis after age 50 for women and age 70 for men. Steroids, the anticoagulant heparin, alcohol, or tobacco may contribute to secondary osteoporosis. Additionally secondary osteoporosis can come from being bedridden, lactose intolerance, or hyperthyroidism.
Suggested Oils to Use
Take supplements which provide vitamins and minerals essential for bone health. As much exercise as possible is suggested as foundational support. Insure enough calcium is present in your diet. Take supplements with calcium as needed.
For painful areas use topical application of soothing oils with lotion. Diluted wintergreen may help.
Apply diluted (with a carrier oil) Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, and Cypress at night before bed.
Apply diluted Helichrysum (or Frankincense), and Oregano in the morning.