Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to the abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures in the bones.


  • Body not absorbing enough calcium from the diet
  • Bone cancer
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa or bulimia)
  • Genetic disorders
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D(in the elderly)
  • Inadequate intake of calcium(in youth)
  • Lack of estrogen in women and androgen in men
  • Lack of muscle use
  • Lack of weight-bearing exercise
  • Overuse of corticosteroids
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Thyroid problems

Symptoms and signs of Osteoporosis

  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Fractures with little or no trauma
  • kyphosis
  • Loss of height over time
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain due to fractures of the spinal bones


  • Bone mineral density testing (specifically a densitometry or DEXA scan)
  • A special type of spine CT
  • Quantitative computed tomography (QCT)
  • Spine or hip x-ray.


Ayurvedic Medicines are taken for two – three months to restore the body mass and ease off the symptoms of osteoporosis.


  • Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  • Engage in weight-bearing exercise.
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol intake
  • Take medication to improve bone density when appropriate.

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