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How To Prevent Tissue Degeneration

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Written by Nancy

As we age, our bodies become more prone to tissue degeneration and related health risks. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are especially common among Canadians over the age of 40.

Well, it’s like they say, prevention is better than cure! Here are a few ways in which you can evade medical conditions and diseases that involve tissue degeneration.

Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

It’s no secret; extra weight does put additional stress on your joints. Not only does this hurt your knees, ankles, and hips, but it also leads to cartilage degeneration. This is why keeping a healthy weight that’s optimal as per your body requirements is so important, as it prevents tissue degeneration.

Monitor Your Blood Sugar

Secondly, you also need to keep your blood sugar levels in check. High blood sugar levels increase the risk of developing degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. This is why diabetes is often a risk factor for cartilage degeneration as well.

Discuss how you can monitor and control your blood sugar levels with your healthcare provider or physician. This will help you stay healthy and avoid tissue degeneration.

Stay Physically Active

Exercise isn’t always the answer, but it certainly helps. This applies to preventing joint problems as well, which may lead to tissue degeneration.

Irrespective of your age or gender, exercise is a must for a healthy lifestyle. It keeps joints from stiffening and getting sore. In fact, exercise and physical activity are part of osteoarthritis treatment as well. That said, make sure you’re consulting with your physician about the optimum dosage of physical activity you need.

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Pay Attention to Pain

Finally, it’s imperative that you pay attention to any signs of discomfort in your body. For instance, if you experience joint pain lasting up to, say, 2 hours after getting done with the exercise, something’s not quite right. In all likeliness, you’ve probably overexerted your body, causing sore muscles, aching joints, and a progression in cartilage degeneration.

The last thing you want to do is further strain your muscles by resuming vigorous physical activity the following morning. Take it slow, rest, and repeat!

The skilled staff at RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy provides PRP therapy in the greater Toronto area for a bunch of musculoskeletal ailments and injuries. This is especially helpful for individuals with a degenerative tissue or cartilage condition.

Call them at 1 855 847-3975 to get in touch!

About the author

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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