How To Avoid Bone Injuries

E-cigarettes-more-or-less-effective-than-nicotine-patches-in-studySmoking is one of the reasons why people suffer from osteoporosis. The chemicals from tobacco strip the bone of precious calcium and lower the bone mass. This lead to weaker bones later in life and exposes patients to potential bone injuries. Aside from quitting smoking, patients can avert injuries from osteoporosis by doing things to strengthen the bones and prevent life-threatening injuries. Here are some tips that you can do to avert bone injuries.

Exercise
Suffering osteoporosis is daunting that is why it is best to keep still in order to avoid any falls that can cause injury. The bone is weaker than usual if you are suffering from osteoporosis. Exercise provides better strength, balance and flexibility. This would make you the ability to stay on your feet. It is best to try low-impact exercises like walking and swimming to avoid potential injuries. Sports that involve twisting like golf should be avoided. Also, take a pass on sports like skiing or biking that may involve some crash or falling. Experts say that for elderly it is best to engage in tai chi.

Medicines
Medicines can cause you to feel dizzy can cause problems to the health if not used properly. It is best to review with your doctor the drugs that you are taking. Take a look at the medicines if there is a need to take it at the same dosage. Is there a need to switch to new medications? It is possible that your medications can also cause damage to the liver or kidneys. If you are suffering from eye problems and hearing interference then it can cause problems to your balance and increasing the likelihood that you will fall and be out of balance.

Careful
When you step it is best to be careful in each step that you make. If the floor looks slippery it is best to express extra caution. It is best to have some salt to be used on slippery iced sidewalks during winter. This will help you avoid falls and slippage due to the slippery ice. Highly polished floors are slippery so it is best to have more carpets to make the steps less slippery. Look out for surfaces that are not uneven and curbs that can cause injuries to you.

Smart
Becoming smart is the way to be safer and to avoid injuries. To decrease your chances of getting injured it is best to walk with your shoes on indoors. Walking barefoot or with socks may cause you to slip and cause you to fall and get injured. It is smart to wear shoes that fit you best and make sure that the shoe laces are properly tied. Pick a footwear that has very low heels has slip-resistant soles for better traction.

Clean
Clutter around the house can cause you to trip. It is best to install the coffee tables, magazine and shoe racks away from your regular path. Boxes and piles of laundry should not be put on your way. Make your home safe to walk and easy for your bones. Tuck away the electric cords that may get frayed and get exposed thus causing some electrical shock and cause you to trip or fall. Do you have children around? Make sure their Lego is tucked away when not in use because it is simply painful to step on a Lego.

The first rule in avoiding bone injuries is to improve bone health. Try not to smoke or quit as early as possible. Drink or eat foods or drinks that are rich in calcium and to ditch caffeinated drinks. Make sure your home is safe and you exercise more to lessen the likelihood that you will get injured from a slip or a fall.

 

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