Osteoporosis

Premier Physician Network’s providers answer frequently asked questions about osteoporosis.

How Can I Prevent or Delay Osteoporosis?

You may help prevent osteoporosis or strengthen your bones by following these tips from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • Don't drink alcohol in excess
  • Don’t smoke
  • Be physically active
  • Avoid (if possible) medicines that cause bone loss
  • Meet your daily calcium and vitamin D needs for your age
  • Eat a healthy diet

Talk to your doctor about your calcium and vitamin D needs, medicines you’re taking that may cause bone loss and more steps you can take to help prevent or delay osteoporosis.

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Source: Jon Ryan, MD, North Dayton Rheumatology; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine

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