Essential facts about Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Good bone health is important for everyone starting with good nutrition, exercise and care. Throughout life our bones constantly change with new bone tissue and breaking down of old bone tissue.
During any illness or in later life, osteoporosis occurs when bone loss at a faster rate than bone formation.
Osteoporosis is a common silent condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break.
Bone becomes thin, brittle and more prone to a fracture after a fall or a minor stress such as bending or a cough. If not treated, osteoporosis, can progress painlessly to bone breaks.
Osteoporosis affects men and women of all ages and races; but Caucasian and Asian women, especially those who are past menopause, are at highest risk.
Are you at risk of osteoporosis?
There are a number of factors affecting your susceptibility to osteoporosis. Read more here.
Improving your bone health
Certain treatments, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. There are a number of lifestyle changes that will help treat and prevent osteoporosis. Read more here.
If you think you or your family are at risk of osteoporosis or have osteoporosis; there are several new treatment approaches to avoid future fractures and complications.
Please try Global Osteoporosis Foundation screening tool can help you understand you are at risk of osteoporosis.