The bones in your body contain small spaces, much like a honeycomb does. However, as you grow older, those spaces in your bones can increase. As the space inside your bones grows, your bones start to lose density and become weaker and weaker, causing you to develop a condition called osteoporosis.
53 million people in the United States either have osteoporosis or are at high risk for developing it, making it a very common condition. Those living with osteoporosis have a high chances of fracturing or breaking bones from doing even simple things like standing or walking.
While there is no cure for osteoporosis, there are ways to strengthen and protect your bones to reduce the risk of fractures or broken bones. One of those treatment options is peptide therapy. Our team at Atlas Health Institute located in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers peptide therapy for osteoporosis. In this blog, we discuss how peptide therapy works and how it can help those living with osteoporosis.
The biggest risk factor for osteoporosis is age. Your body is always breaking down old bone and replacing it with new bone. However, after you reach your 30s, your body breaks down bone faster than it can grow new bone. This causes your bones to be less dense and more fragile.
Some other common risk factors include:
In addition, the shift in hormone levels women experience during menopause also decreases bone density quickly and increases risk for osteoporosis.
While there are some lifestyle changes–like increasing your calcium intake–you can make to reduce your risk of osteoporosis, peptide therapy is a great treatment option, too.
Peptides are strings of amino acids that your body makes. They can easily penetrate your skin and intestines which means your body is able to absorb them quickly into your bloodstream. You can get supplemental peptides from foods such as eggs, milk, and meats.
However, there are also man-made peptides called bioactive peptides that can be put into different sequences to benefit your health in a variety of different ways, and that includes strengthening your bones.
One of the man-made peptide therapy options available is collagen peptide therapy. Collagen peptides can increase your bone mass which — when combined with other lifestyle changes — can significantly reduce your risk for osteoporosis or your risk for bone fractures and breaks if you’ve already developed the condition.
If you’re living with osteoporosis or are at high risk for it, contact our team to learn more about how peptide therapy can boost the health of your bones. You can do that by giving us a call at 702-778-5900 or by using our online scheduler today.