Protect Your Health

Osteoporosis is a serious condition that can cause drastic or debilitating life alterations.  Stay on top of your health to either prevent or manage this disease.

Know your modifiable risk factors:  Lifestyle choices can have long-term consequences you are your bones.  Check out this list of ways to reduce your risk of osteoporosis.

Fast fact sheets: Be informed about osteoporotic fractures with these resources from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease and the Office on Women’s Health

Try new exercises:  For women going through osteoporosis it is crucial to maintain your body’s fitness. Target your posture, strengthen your hips and spine, and improve your balance and mobility with these everyday exercises.

Know what vitamins and nutrients you need:  Eat foods that are rich with the vitamins and nutrients that are known to support bone growth.

Take safety precautions:  To avoid breaking bones check out these tips on preventing falls in and around your house.  In addition, review medication with your pharmacist about possible side effects that can increase your chances of falling.

Be an active patient:  Ask for a bone density screening to see if your bones are in good health.  The earlier you know the sooner that the issue can be addressed.