3 Steps to Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis

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Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright. Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis? Or are you at risk for weak bones and fractures? Try these three tips to help keep your bones healthy and strong. First, examine your lifestyle. Are you getting the nutrition you need? Are you active? Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help you prevent further bone loss, even if you already have osteoporosis.

Also, be aware that smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol can deplete bone density. Next treat underlying conditions, from gastro-intestinal problems to thyroid disorders, various conditions can affect bone mass and contribute to osteoporosis, if you have another condition follow the treatment path closely.

Finally, follow your medication plan closely. Do what your doctor prescribes because many treatments are designed to increase bone mineral density and protect your bones. For more ways to stay strong watch all our tips right here.