Bones are the living tissues that give our body its shape and support. Bones enable us to move. They keep rebuilding constantly throughout our life. When we are young, our body can add more bones than it can remove. That changes after the age of 20.
Vitamin D, calcium and exercise is essential for good bone health, otherwise, our bones can weaken and be prone to problems like low bone density, osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, bone cancer and infections.
People who have brittle bones are at a greater risk of bone fractures or breakage. They might experience various symptoms such as pain, swelling, redness and inflammation whereas diseases like osteoporosis are symptomless.
To maintain bone health, adults should include plenty of calcium in their diets, maintain their vitamin D levels, avoid smoking and alcohol, and include physical activity in their daily routine.
To prevent these conditions from occurring or to keep it in control, bone testing is essential. Based on their symptoms and with the help of this test, a proper treatment plan can be devised for each individual.