OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS

OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS

by Anna Davis


Courtesy of http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/osteoporosis.html

Find out who is mostly at risk for bone fractures and what to do to prevent these from happening!

Mature woman beachOsteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

 

 

 

 

 

Risk factors include

  • Getting     older
  • Being     small and thin
  • Having     a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking     certain medicines
  • Being     a white or Asian woman
  • Having     osteopenia, which is  low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help.

If you are older than 50, book your free consultation with one of our orthopedic experts Dr. Lim Jit Kheng or Dr. Lim Lian Arn and find out your bone mineral density!

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