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Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable

Preventing Osteoporosis
The key to preventing osteoporosis is to eat calcium-rich foods and increase physical activity by doing weight-bearing or resistance exercises to build bone mass.

Your risk of developing osteoporosis depends on the amount of bone mass built through age 35, when most people reach their peak bone mass.

YOU Can Take Steps To Build Peak Bone Mass
  • Get plenty of calcium and physical activity early in life.
  • Maintain your bone mass as you get older by eating foods high in calcium and vitamin D.
  • Do weight-bearing or resistance activities
  • Live a healthy lifestyle - exercise regularly, limit alcohol and avoid smoking.
  • Speak with your doctor about specific steps to take to help keep your bones strong, including medications you can take to prevent the disease.
Diet and Nutrition
Dairy products and other foods high in calcium and vitamin D will help keep your bones strong. To build strong bones, make sure you get enough calcium at every age.
EXERCISE can help prevent osteoporosis
If you already have osteoporosis, exercise can help maintain bone strength.

If you have a diagnosis of osteoporosis, there are treatments to stop bone loss and, in some cases, you can increase bone strength.
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