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How to Strengthen the Skeletal System From Oseteomyelitis

by everett mccarty
  • Overview

    Osteomyelitis is a term physicians use to describe an infection of the bone. The infection affects the body's long bones, including the spine, pelvis and bones of the upper arms and legs. Once the infection has set in, most experts believe a course of antibiotics is appropriate in clearing out any bacteria remaining in the bone. The best way of reducing your risk of developing osteomyelitis is through incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle.
 
  • Step 1

    Eat a diverse array of vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins A, C and D, as well as minerals and amino acids such as calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. A diet including broccoli, fish, blueberries, mushrooms and garlic introduce foods to the body that help to build up the body's immunity to infection.
  • Step 2

    Stop smoking. Smokers experience slower blood flow to the body's extremities like the arms and hands and legs and feet. Lack of blood flow, or slower blood flow, makes it harder for the body to fight and heal itself from infection. Smoking is also known to be a huge contributor to many other health issues like heart disease, emphysema and lung cancer.
  • Step 3

    Get your overall health under control. In many cases, other disorders like chronic obesity or diabetes can often contribute to a sedentary lifestyle, which can adversely affect the body's ability to fight off infection. Muscle-strengthening exercises like daily jogging or even light weightlifting can go a long way to strengthening the muscles of the body, which are connected to the skeletal system by a series of ligaments and tendons.
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  • Antibiotics Fruits and vegetables Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Antibiotics
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Osteomyelitis can often present as an acute disorder in children but may appear as either chronic or acute in adults.
  • Osteomyelitis can often present as an acute disorder in children but may appear as either chronic or acute in adults.
  • In serious cases, surgery is required, followed by another course of antibiotics. If the infection persists beyond the first round of antibiotics, surgery may be needed remove dead bone tissue from the affected area.
  • In serious cases, surgery is required, followed by another course of antibiotics. If the infection persists beyond the first round of antibiotics, surgery may be needed remove dead bone tissue from the affected area.

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