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Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis can be prevented and is also treatable. Prevention can only be by having a healthy lifestyle. Several treatments are now available to treat osteoporosis. Here is a guide on how to prevent osteoporosis.

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

Building strong bones, especially before the age of 35, can be the best defense against developing osteoporosis, and a healthy lifestyle can be critically important for keeping bones strong.   To help prevent osteoporosis, do the following:

  • Eat a balance diet rich in calcium (see Daily Calcium Requirements)
  • Exercise regularly with weight-bearing activities like walking. 
  • Do not smoke and limit alcohol intake. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you have a family history of osteoporosis or no longer have the protective benefit of estrogen due to natural or surgically induced menopause.  Your doctor may suggest a bone density measurement at menopause through a safe and painless test that can help predict your chance of fracturing in the future.


Once I have osteoporosis, can anything really be done?

Although there is no cure for osteoporosis, there are treatments available to help stop further bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures.  Today, doctors are better equipped to detect and treat bone loss in its earliest stages, so as to prevent the disease or lessen its impact.  In addition, several drug therapies, now on the market, have been shown to be clinically effective in slowing down or reversing bone-loss process.  The diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis should begin with an objective, quantifiable measurement of your bone mass and density (see Bone Densitometry).

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Aarti.7 years ago
i had never heard of osteroporosis before? i think every women should drink enough milk to build the calcium content in her body to fight against such harmful diseases.
 
 
 
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genesis.7 years ago
alot of people are not into drinking milk as often as we should i'm actually one of them, but we need to realize that we need milk to get the calcium we need to avoid this disease.
 
 
 
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satya.7 years ago
thats informative!
 
 
 
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durga.7 years ago
i had know idea of osteoporosis before reading this article. whatever it takes, i'll better try to intake sufficiant calcium.
 
 
 
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Rena Totaye.7 years ago
im one of those who do not drink milk, but now that i have to complete my reachesh on osteoporosis, i promise i will drink milk every day.
 
 
 
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kavita.7 years ago
dear madam, it is good advice i donot take milk cxhees or yougurt i am 55 yr it hasbeen 3 yrs i have pain in my knees climbing and getting down the stairs how should i prevent ?i have start taking calcium i have put on weight .
 
 
 
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dr n.m.rege.7 years ago
there should be a qualitative balance between diet,activities and isotonic exerises depending on the age and the exogenous as well as endogenous factors involved.a generalised comment of importance is that milkin excess should be avoided as besides calcium it contains other unhealthy disease inducing factors
 
 
 
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opa Ray.7 years ago
in 2003 i developed poly myalgia, a disorder of the muscles and given a high dosis of prednisone. 30 mg per day. reduced this ti 5mg per day after 2 years. this medication has taken the calcium out of my bones and have now a new problem: osteoporosis. i do take now a heavy daily dosis of calcium tablets with 5mg of prednisone every 3 days for the poly myalgia. trying to do away with the prednisone all together.
 
 
 
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M.D.7 years ago
if we take calcium tablets can we avoid osteoporisis
 
 
 
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heidi.7 years ago
i don't have osteoperoses but a friend of mine has it and she has hardwear in her leg to keep it together
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