Living With Osteoporosis
- Q What kinds of exercise can help osteoporosis?
Mirabai Holland, PhysiologyBones are living tissue and respond to exercise. Any exercise that puts weight or resistance on your bones can help maintain the bone mass you've got and even promote bone growth. This process is called bone loading. Of course if you have Osteoporosis,... Full Answer
- Q How are fractures from osteoporosis treated?
Osteoporosis can result in fractured bone. Which bone is fractured and the type of fracture will determine the treatment. When a hip fractures, the affected part of the hip is often replaced in a surgery. When a wrist fractures, the wrist is usually put... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my osteoporosis on a daily basis?
Managing osteoporosis on a daily basis can be as simple as making sure you take your medications, supplements, and get daily exercise. If you have a fracture, managing osteoporosis will mean nursing injured bones back to health. This can hurt and may... Full Answer
- Q How can fractures from osteoporosis be prevented?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYou can't ignore osteoporosis. This bone-thinning disease can lead to hip fracture. About one-third of people with fractured hips die within a year of their injury. So try this: Do resistance exercises, such as squats and lunges, three times a week.... Full Answer