We gave three lectures in 2013 starting off with the musculoskeletal system wherein we covered disorders of the spine and their prevention. In the second lecture, we discussed what constitutes a healthy diet and the warnings concerning diseases of the internal organs, then, covered hair loss and its causes in our third lecture.
The lectures were very successful and were followed with much interest as evidenced by articles and TV programs that followed.
Our first lecture of January 30, 2014 entitled „Guidelines for the Conservative (non-surgical) Treatment of the Most Common Spinal Disorders” presented by Mária Ferenc, MD, was again a big success. The topic of osteoporosis was also covered with the reminder that prevention must start while we are young.
Prime risk factors of osteoporosis:
- Cumulatively found in family history
- Excessive coffee
- Significant and continual alcohol consumption
- Insufficient calcium and vitamin D
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Thin build
- Early (natural or artificially induced) menopause
- Continuing steroidal therapy
- Medicinal pain management
- Special osteoporosis preparations of vitamin D, calcium replacement, magnesium and K2 vitamin
- Physiotherapy, kinesiotherapy
- Health aids (per condition, degree of independence) – walking stick, rolling walker, flexible corset, back support (Spinomed)
- Diet rich in calcium (women to 50 years 1000 mg/day, over 50 years 1300-1500 mg/day), milk, yoghurt, cheese, broccoli, almonds, seafood, sardines, etc.
- Diet rich in vitamin D (1000-1200 NE /day – depending on the current vitamin D level), kefir, yoghurt, cream, hard cheese, margarine, fish, herring, salmon, cod liver, egg yolks, mushrooms, etc.