Sports and Exercise for Bone Health

Kiss. Dr. Bülent Diri said, “We should not remove sports and exercise from our lives in order to increase the use and quality of bone.”

Stating that old age medicine or geriatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with health problems in old age and the treatment of these problems, Op. Dr. Bülent Diri said, “The geriatric age group has progressed with the development of civilization and technology. In the past, when the life expectancy was in the 30s, the human lifespan increased with the improvement of living conditions and the revolutions in the field of health and agriculture. The prolongation of human life also has its benefits. We encounter more geriatric problems in the older age group. We call osteoporosis when the bone and its quality decrease with age. Although it is more common in women, it is a common disease in both sexes. It is more common with advancing age. Iron and calcium nourish the bone. Not taking advantage of the sun is a risk factor. Vitamin D is very important especially during the covit period. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. We can meet our calcium need from milk and dairy products. Moving towards industrial society and turning to factorying has changed our eating habits.”


Kiss. Dr. Bülent Diri said, “Regular consumption of animal foods and taking vitamin D that cannot be taken from the sun as a supplement is an important method of protection. It is very important to maintain bone quality at a young age. We should pay attention to the use and quality of bone, and we should not remove sports and exercise from our lives. Nutrition, lifestyle and sports are important factors affecting osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes fracture formation by simple tramway. Fractures can occur with simple movement where you fall in the house. We see more fractures in areas where the spongy bone is dense. Hip, wrist fractures and vertebral fractures are quite common. Hip fractures are very important and we mostly resort to surgery. Our goal is to get the patient up quickly. “said.

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