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Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and brittle. This can lead to broken bones, which cause pain and can impact your quality of life and mobility.
Fall-proofing your home and environment is essential to preventing the possibility of a broken bone. Additionally, a bone-healthy lifestyle is vital for an independent and active lifestyle. Talk with your healthcare provider about your bone health today.
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Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because there are typically no symptoms. However, you should tell your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Loss of height
  • Change in posture
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bone fractures
  • Pain in the lower back

Take Action! Tell your doctor about any concerns you have about osteoporosis.

Your healthcare provider can order a bone density scan to assess your bone health. This preventive, noninvasive test uses low-dose X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones. The scan results can help your healthcare provider identify any risk factors for osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle. If you are concerned about your bone health, talk to your healthcare provider about getting a bone density scan.

A bone density scan is typically recommended for people at risk for osteoporosis, such as women over 65, people with a family history of osteoporosis, and people with certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or hyperthyroidism.

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To help improve your bone health, it is important to:

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Move your bones: Include regular weight-bearing and resistance exercises in your daily activities to improve balance and posture.

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Ensure a bone-healthy diet: A bone-healthy diet is balanced with adequate calcium, protein, vitamin D, vitamin K and other nutrients.

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Avoid bone-damaging habits: Smoking and excessive alcohol intake are risk factors for Osteoporosis.

Talk with your healthcare provider about ways you can improve your bone health.

Keep your body happy and healthy by improving your bone health.

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Information provided is not intended to replace medical advice from healthcare professionals.