As we age, our bones start to thin as part of the natural process of aging. However, if they thin too much to the point of being fragile and breaking easily, it means you may have osteoporosis. Don’t wait – it’s never to soon or to late to start taking steps to prevent osteoporosis.
- After age 30, we start to lose bone mass. You can slow this by eating a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
- Menopause – women start to lose bone mass even more rapidly after menopause.
- Calcium and vitamin D supplements – to ensure you get enough each and every day, take a calcium and vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium.
- If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, ask your doctor about what steps you can take to slow down the progression or even reverse it.
- Weight-bearing exercise is needed to help strengthen your bones. Using small weights or walking can help make bones stronger and resistant to breakage.
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