One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. We want to help you take action and Break Free from Osteoporosis! Osteoporosis causes bones to weaken and increases the risk of bone fractures. Most people do not have signs or symptoms until a bone fracture occurs.
Are you at risk? You could be at risk for osteoporosis due to family history or lifestyle choices! Risk factors include:
-Genetics and family history of osteoporosis
-Lack of exercise
-Personal history of bone fracture
-Excessive alcohol consumption
Should you be screened? Menopausal women over 65 should have a bone density screening done. Women under 65 with risk factors for osteoporosis should talk with their health care professional. Osteoporosis can be treated with lifestyle modification, dietary changes, exercise and medications. Ask your healthcare provider today if you should be screened and what you can do to reduce your risk!
How can you protect your bones?
-Eat a well balanced diet with fruits and vegetables
-Get enough calcium and Vitamin D
-Engage in regular exercise
-Avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake
For more information visit:
The National Osteoporosis Foundation - https://www.nof.org/