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Bone Health

Essential Facts about Bone Health & Osteoporosis

Maintaining good bone health is vital for everyone, which involves proper nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate care. Our bones undergo continuous changes throughout life, as new bone tissue forms and old bone tissue breaks down.

Osteoporosis can develop during illness or as we age, when the rate of bone loss exceeds that of bone formation.

This common yet silent condition weakens bones, making them more susceptible to fractures. It is crucial to be proactive in maintaining bone health to prevent or manage osteoporosis effectively.

Bone density decreases, becoming thinner and more brittle, which increases the likelihood of fractures after falls or minor stresses such as bending or coughing. If left untreated, osteoporosis can silently progress, leading to bone breaks.

Osteoporosis impacts men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds; however, Caucasian and Asian women, particularly postmenopausal women, face the highest risk.

Are you at risk of osteoporosis? 

Numerous factors can influence your risk of developing osteoporosis.  To learn more about these contributing elements and how they may affect your bone health, please click here.

Enhancing Your Bone Health

Appropriate treatments, a nutritious diet, and weight-bearing exercises can help prevent bone loss or fortify weakened bones.  Numerous lifestyle changes can aid in treating and preventing osteoporosis.  Learn more here.

If you believe you or a family member are at risk of osteoporosis or already have the condition, there are various innovative treatment approaches available to prevent future fractures and complications.

The Global Osteoporosis Foundation offers a screening tool to help you determine if you are at risk of developing osteoporosis.  Give it a try and gain valuable insights into your bone health.