Your Guide to Osteoporosis
As you age, your bones can lose mineral content and become weak and brittle, raising your risk for posture problems, pain and fractures. But simple changes can help keep your bones strong so you can feel good and stay active. Here's what you need to know.5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked
How Strong Are Your Bones?
To spot osteoporosis early, it's important to know if you have risk factors for the problem. These can include lifestyle choices that impact bone health and other health conditions that raise your risk.Find out more
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Patricia Geraghty, NP
Advanced Practice Nursing
Is osteoporosis reversible?
Weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D, and postmenopausal hormones slow down or prevent osteoporosis. Once the bones have actually weakened to the point of osteoporosis, however, other treatments are more effective in reversing the disease...
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