Menopausal Osteoporosis & Ayurvedic Tips to Deal With It

Jun 20, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

One of the diseases that women are susceptible to during menopause is Osteoporosis. It is the weakening of the bones due to a reduction of bone density. This disease makes your bones weaker and more susceptible to fractures, which can prove to be fatal in old age.

Causes of Menopausal Osteoporosis

  • The main cause is declining levels of estrogen.
  • People with a vata body type are more prone to it.
  • A sedentary lifestyle.
  • Drinking too much alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
  • A history of amenorrhea ie absence of menstrual cycle.

Ayurvedic Guidelines

  • A vata pacifying diet is recommended.
    • Grains like rice, wheat, oats, amaranth, and quinoa.
    • Vegetables such as carrots, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.
    • Fruits like pineapple, papaya, peaches, plums, grapes, mangoes, oranges, cherries, coconut, and figs.
    • Ghee and sesame oil (til tel).
  • Daily Abhyanga (self-massage) with sesame oil (til) is a must to keep the vata pacified and also to strengthen the bones.
  • Include herbs like ashwagandha, Triphala, and flaxseed (alsi ke beej) in your diet.
  • Spend time in the sun to ensure you get proper vitamin D.
  • Have a proper exercise regime to lose excess weight. However, if you have a tendency to over-exercise, reduce the amount of exercise as this too is a cause of Osteoporosis.

However, for long-term maintenance of the condition or to be free of it completely, you should consult a Jiva doctor. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.