World Osteoporosis Day 2015 – Strengthen your bones with PEMF Therapy
October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. The campaign has been organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and each year focuses on a specific theme. This year’s theme is focused on the importance of adopting a bone-healthy diet through a person’s lifetime to optimise bone strength. It conveys the message that the first step in osteoporosis prevention begins in youth and continues throughout life to maintain strong bones. Whilst this year’s campaign focuses on nutrition, nothing works in isolation and there are other factors to consider.
Building strong bones starts early in life and healthy nutrition is a key ingredient in helping to achieve peak bone mass and maintaining it throughout life.
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. Wrist fractures, hip fractures, and fractures of the vertebrae (bones in the spine) are the most common type of breaks that affect people with osteoporosis. However, they can also occur in other bones, such as in the arm, ribs, or pelvis. There are usually no warnings you’ve developed osteoporosis and it’s often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured after even minor falls.
Some osteoporosis facts:
- Over 200 million people worldwide are affected.
- Approximately one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
- An osteoporotic fracture occurs every three seconds.
- Hip fractures can cause loss of function and independence.
PEMF and Osteoporosis:
PEMF technology was originally designed by NASA to strengthen the bones of astronauts who were in space for long durations. Taking a human away from the natural magnetic fields of the earth was shown to affect their bone density and cause health issues. This is the reason we have this kind of technology today! Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy research has proven beyond any reasonable doubt, that pulsed magnetic therapy is safe and effective for people with osteoporosis for improving bone density or bone cements and surgical intervention for healing bone non-unions. PEMF therapy is recognised and recommended in the United States FDA for healing bone fractures, but let’s not let it get to that stage and prevent weakened bones in the first place.
More information about PEMF therapy and osteoporosis can be found on our website www.newmedltd.co.uk along with clinical papers and testimonials.