``How Ayurveda helped me manage Osteoporosis. From bed to back on my feet ! `` - RANJANA KUMAR

Former Chairman, Canara Bank, Indian Bank & NABARD, Former Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission of India.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime.

The word ‘osteoporosis’ means ‘porous bone.’ It is a condition that causes bones to gradually become weak and fragile, leaving them at greater risk of fractures.

Osteoporosis is also called a “silent” disease” because it usually has no symptoms unless there is a fracture, that most commonly occurs in the hip, wrist, or spine.

Although osteoporosis occurs in both men and women, the condition is seen more commonly in women, especially in the menopausal age. Family history, lack of exercise, calcium and vitamin D deficiency, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, low body weight certain medical conditions and medications can increase your risk to developing osteoporosis.

According to Ayurveda, balanced Vata in your body plays an important role in maintaining bone health. Aggravated Vata due to age – related factors may alter bone density resulting in osteoporotic changes. Ayurveda treatment at UWAY, focuses on bringing back the aggravated Vata dosha into balance and strengthening the bones for effective management of osteoporosis.

There are usually no symptoms in the early stages of bone density loss. But once your bones have been weakened by Osteoporosis, you might have signs and symptoms such as:

  • Bone pain
  • Back pain or neck pain due to fractures of the spinal bones
  • Loss of height (getting shorter by an inch or more) over time.
  • Stooped posture
  • Bone fractures that happen with little or no trauma.
There are no symptoms, your bone density scores are above -1.
Simple oral medicines, oil therapies, lifestyle modifications as preventive treatment.
Relatively faster response to treatment. You can expect improvement in your condition in 4-6 weeks of treatment.
There are no noticeable symptoms. However in this stage, your bone density scores may be lower, anywhere from -1 to -2.5, indicating osteopenia ( precursor to osteoporosis)
Oral medications, oil therapies and lifestyle modifcations initially. You may require a long -term maintenance treatment with minimum. medications with oil therapy once a week.
Responds relatively faster to treatment. You can expect improvement in your condition with 4-6 weeks of treatment.
You may experience a fracture, you likely won’t have any other symptoms in this stage, except for a bone density of -2.5 or lower if you’re tested.
Oral medications, oil therapies and lifestyle modifcations initially. Long -term maintenance treatment with minimum medications and oil. therapy once a week will be required.
You can expect your condition to improve after 4-6 weeks of treatment.
Bones begin to fracture with little or no trauma, constant pain from fractures, changes in your spine such as, a stooped posture, and loss of height.
Oral medications, oil therapies and lifestyle modifcations. Life-long maintenance treatment with minimum medications and oil therapies will be required.
A high probability of improvement can be expected in majority of the cases.

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    According to Ayurveda, aggravated Vata dosha alters bone density leading to osteoporotic changesAyurveda focuses on bringing back the aggravated Vata dosha into balance and strengthening the bones for the effective management of osteoporosis through oral medications, oil therapies, diet and lifestyle modifications.

    Most of the ayurvedic medications do not interfere with allopathic, homeopathic or any other system of medication. However, if there is an issue with any medicine, the consulting doctor at UWAY will advise you.

    Ayurveda medications are usually a very safe and effective option for treating osteoporosis. At UWAY, our doctors prescribe only proven medicines from well-established and reputed ayurvedic medicine manufacturers. However, just like certain foods do not agree with everyone always, few ayurvedic medicines may cause mild side effects in some patients. This is very rare though.  In case, you notice any such issue you can always talk to your consulting doctor or our medical team.

    Your discussion with the medical advisor can last between 5 to 10 minutes and doctor consultations can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. If you are already on treatment for osteoporosis, we may require medical records related to the treatment and also the details of other medicines you are currently taking for any pre-existing conditions such as for diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, cardiac issues etc.

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    At UWAY we are deeply rooted in traditional Ayurveda, but adopt modern diagnostic techniques for accuracy. Do not be surprised if your doctor advises blood tests, ECG, MRI etc (which can be done at your local diagnostic centre)

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