By | April 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Osteopororis

Information on osteoporosis can be found on:

Osteoporosis Canada website

National Osteoporosis Foundation website

Things you can do to reduce bone loss include:

  1. make sure you get enough calcium in your diet
  2. take a vitamin D supplement
  3. avoid smoking
  4. get regular weight bearing exercise
  5. limit alcohol intake

You doctor can help you determine if you should consider bone density testing by doing a fracture risk assessment. Things that will increase your risk score include a parent with a hip fracture, smoking, previous osteoporotic fracture, age over 65, smoking, higher alcohol intake, use of oral steroid medication or other medication known to casue bone loss, low weight and/or early menopause.