Natural and Home Remedies

Osteoporosis Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease which usually develops over many years without any major symptoms in the early stages. The first signs of osteoporosis include loss of height, developing a curved upper back (termed as Dowager's hump), back pain, or broken bones. In time, the bones become progressively porous, brittle, and fragile; they fracture easily under simple stresses that would not break normal, healthy bone. Fracture risk increases with increasing age and is greatest in Caucasian women. Postural changes occur as a result of the relaxation of the abdominal muscles and a protruding abdomen. Many people with osteoporosis also often complain of fatigue.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Gender, race, genetics, aging, low body weight, nutrition, lifestyle choices (e.g. smoking, caffeine, consumption of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol), and physical activity are the key factors in the development of osteoporosis. Women have a four times higher risk to develop osteoporosis than men, and it is more common during the postmenopausal period due to the decreasing levels of estrogen. Risk factors include family history of osteoporosis, lack of weight-bearing exercise, slender body frame, and Asian or European heritage. Women who smoke or drink are also at greater risk. Hyperthyroidism (elevated thyroid hormone) may also be a precipitating factor of osteoporosis.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

As we grow older, our skeletal system degenerates making our bones weak and prone to fracture. However, if you start living a healthy lifestyle early in your life, you may be able to interrupt the development of this disease. Here are some ways to prevent your chances of developing osteoporosis:

  • Get regular weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, jogging, climbing stairs, dancing, or weight lifting. Weight-bearing exercise helps keep bones strong and decreases the risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D. Both are needed for building healthy, strong bones. You can get a boost of Vitamin D by drinking fortified milk or by spending 10 to 15 minutes in the sun each day (if you have a dark skin, you will need more time in the sun). Take supplements of calcium and vitamin D if you are not getting enough in your diet.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Limit your alcohol intake to 1 drink per day or less.
  • Cut down on caffeine. Caffeine increases calcium loss from your body and puts you at risk for osteoporosis.
  • There are medications, including estrogen, which can help prevent osteoporosis. Talk with your doctor about whether these are ideal for you.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Osteoporosis


Recent studies have found that women who were given regular potassium supplements were better able to absorb calcium, which is important for maintaining strong bones. Bananas are a natural source of potassium, so they are highly recommended to reduce the risks of osteoporosis. Other potassium rich foods include milk, yogurt, chicken, fish, turkey, celery, spinach carrots, and tomatos.


Many people may find this to be surprising, but broccoli is an excellent source of calcium, which is important for maintaining strong and healthy bones. An added benefit is that broccoli is also high in Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. Broccoli is also high in fiber, which helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity and colon cancer. Therefore, regularly adding broccoli to your diet is a fantastic way to prevent osteoporosis as well as a number of other health conditions.

Fish Oil

Some preliminary studies have found that the omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D content in fish oil supplements may help increase bone mineral density. A simple osteoporosis remedy is to take 1000mg of Fish Oil once daily with a meal.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has been found to help release calcium and other minerals found in the foods that you consume, particularly green vegetables. Therefore, as a preventative measure against osteoporosis, a suggestion is to add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a large glass of water, and drink this once each morning.


  1. on said:

    I have had 3 back surgeries, 2 car accidents, scoliosis of the spine, since the opiate situation began I have been in severe pain! 20+ years of medication, never failed a drug test or requested for early refills! I am on a lose dose grandma pill and have to take 4 ibuprofen with it which is shutting down my kidneys!! Can you please recommend anything natural for inflammation? Any suggestions for pain? PS I realize I can have medical marijuana. I am 62 I have tried several times and still do not like the effects!! Any ideas! Thank you!

  2. on said:

    Please try to find some definitive clinically proven study that debunks the claim that Apple cider vinegar could cause low potassium levels and lower bone density. I am conflicted and don't know I should halt its use. My potassium level is excellent. Does that mean the vinegar is not impacting my bone density? Bragg's claim that their vinegar helps to make calcium in food more bioavailable. What's the true story here? Thank you.

  3. on said:

    I get mixed messages about apple cider vinegar, does it help osteoporosis when taken with water?

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    I've heard that low vitamin D can be a cause of bone pain. It may help to have your vitamin D level checked. Good luck!

  5. on said:

    I understand that vinegar can soften bones, but it sounds like that when taken internally with water, it actually helps strengthen bones?

  6. on said:

    Thank you for the information that cider vinegar doesn't damage the bones. Good to know!

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    Hi, doctors cannot find what is it that I have in my bones. They just call inflammation since they hurt a lot. I'm not sure whether it's some kind of arthritis. Would the Apple cider vinegar help? Or would it would do more harm since we don't know what type of inflammation it is?

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    Take 1 tsp turmeric with warm milk at bedtime for Osteoporosis

  9. on said:

    i have minimal osteoporosis, should i drink apple cider vinegar...plz help me out?

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