May is National Osteoporosis Month and a good time to take some action on this quiet disease. Many people confuse osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. They often both occur in a person, but are totally different disease processes with totally different treatments. But whether you are 17 or 70, there are things you can do now to decrease the effects ‘brittle bones’ will have on your life.
- Make May the month you schedule a DEXA, or bone density, exam.
- Make May the month you start calcium and Vit D supplementation.
- Make May the month you start some weight-bearing exercises.
- Make May the month you ask your family doctor or OIP provider about osteoporosis.
- Make May count
For more informative, you can easily check the National Osteoporosis Foundation website at www.nof.org.
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