Osteoporosis is a disease where weak bones significantly increase the risk of fractures. This can be symptom-free until a fracture occurs. About 53 million Americans are at increased risk for bone fracture. It’s good to know that osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease.
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Osteoporosis Q & A
What can I do to protect my bones from osteoporosis ?
Exercise regularly. Include both weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises to help support your bone health.
Be sure to eat a balanced diet. A balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods will help you meet your nutrition needs.losses. It is especially important to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
Avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.