The lack of vitamin K2 in the body has rigid, inflexible arteries and porous bones, prone to breaking, as a consequence. That is why the vitamin K2 is essential in the process of incorporation of calcium in the bones.
Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease of the skeletal system, whose main characteristic is reduction of the bone mass per unit volume, and structural disturbance in the bone tissue itself. This leads to a gradual reduction in the elasticity of the bones and the occurrence of fractures, especially in the area of the thighs and wrists. These fractures occur even in a small physical exertion or injury.
In severe forms of osteoporosis it can also come to curvature of the spine. In osteoporosis, there is increased bone porosity.
The chances of developing osteoporosis are greater for women rather than men. That is because women have less bone tissue and they lose it faster than men, mostly due to the hormonal changes that occur with menopause. With aging, the risk of osteoporosis increases. So, the bones over time become thinner and weaker. This also means for both sexes.
Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease”, because the loss of bone mass occurs without any symptoms. People usually do not know they have osteoporosis, only until their bones become so weak that when moving or a sudden small fall do not crush. Usually, fractures occur on the hips and collapse of the body of the vertebrae of the spine.
The fracture of the bone occurs as a consequence of weak mechanical shocks, and can even occur with abrupt movement. This is accompanied with a feeling of severe bone pain, because of which patients contact a doctor.
Most experts advise women in menopause to regularly measure their bone density and to take supplements, but only under supervision of a doctor. You cannot go to the pharmacy and buy calcium and vitamin D3 and drink on your own, because the consequences are unforeseeable.
Latest researches, conducted on 1500 women older than 55 years of age, proved that preparations of calcium that women take as supplements for the therapy of osteoporosis, can increase the risk of occurrence of heart attack by 50%.