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Market Research Organization Embrain Trend Monitor According to the results of a survey conducted last July of 1,000 men and women aged 19 to 59 nationwide, 35.2% of respondents said they experienced Corona Blue. One in three people is feeling depressed from Corona 19. By gender, women (41.6%) were higher than men (28.8%). As the time spent living in the house increased, the burden of raising children also increased. The reason is the blurring of the boundaries between work and child-rearing due to the spread of working from home.
Women are susceptible to depression and stress because emotional changes occur due to hormonal changes before and after menstruation, before and after pregnancy, and before and after menopause. The problem is that depression and emotional stress can be the cause of a threat to musculoskeletal health.
Depression is a mental illness and it affects the body as well. Studies show that women with depression are more likely to develop osteoporosis even before menopause. A research team from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the United States conducted a bone density test on 89 women aged 21 to 45 years with depression and 44 women without depression. When the bone density of the femur neck was low, women with depression (17%) had depression. Compared to 2% of women without depression
, women with low lumbar bone density were 20%, more than women without depression (9%). The result is that women with depression have increased secretion of proteins that destroy bones. When stress increases due to Corona 19, adrenal cortical hormone is secreted excessively, resulting in a decrease in bone density, which can lead to weak bones. Refers to the disease. In general, it is well known as a disease in which a hole is punctured in a bone. The quality of bone density is of paramount importance. Bone mineral density reaches its peak around age 35 and gradually decreases. In women, bone mineral density decreases very rapidly as menopause occurs around age 50. For this reason, osteoporosis is recognized as a disease that occurs in middle-aged women.
Kim Hak-jae, director of Jaseng Oriental Medicine Hospital, said, “Middle-aged women undergo emotional and physical changes before and after menopause. Health deteriorates,” he said. “As a representative middle-aged woman’s musculoskeletal disease, osteoporosis is a fall, so you need to be careful about fractures. Falls often occur in your home, so you need to try to prevent them.”
Physical isolation due to Corona 19 is also considered a factor that eats bone health in middle-aged women. Environmental factors cannot be ignored either. This is because the amount of sunlight decreased with the passing of summer and full fall. In addition, as the indoor activity time increases, it is not possible to absorb enough vitamin D. to be. According to data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of vitamin D deficiency patients increased by about 3.2 times from 49,852 in 2015 to 159424 in 2019. During the same period, the number of women with vitamin D deficiency increased by 3.2 times.
Women’s vitamin D deficiency was severe even by sex. As of 2019, the number of female vitamin D deficiency patients was 125,610, nearly four times more than the 33,3814 male patients. Vitamin D is a nutrient that is closely related to bones, joints, and bone density, so if insufficient, musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis can worsen.
Only 10-15 minutes of sunlight per day You can also get enough vitamin D you need. Even this is not easy these days. In these cases, taking vitamin D supplements may be an option. The recommended daily intake of vitamin D is about 600 IU, and 800 IU for those aged 70 and over. . A representative herbal medicine is cartilage reinforcement (JSOG-6). Through joint research between Jaseng Oriental Medical Hospital Spinal and Joint Research Institute and Seoul National University’s Natural Products Research Institute, the results of a study showing that the herbal herbal compound (cartilage reinforcing ring) has the effect of suppressing osteoporosis and protecting bones are published in the international journal’BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2014). )’. In this case, it is good to combine weight-bearing exercise and strength exercise such as aerobic exercise. In general, when walking exercise, the lower body receives twice as much weight. Efforts are needed to comprehensively check the health status. “Especially for middle-aged women, it is important to increase the amount of activity at home and take various measures to improve bone health.”Jeong Jong Ogija email@example.com