well balanced diet of fruits, veggies, cereals, vitamins, minerals, and DAIRY are necessary for maintaining good bone health
is recommended for those in the mid-20’s and over to have 1,000-1,500 mg of Ca/day
those who are lactose intolerant-there are other sources of Ca available
Ca intake, exercise is also necessary for bone health. Even if your Ca intake
is adequate, without weight-bearing exercise, bones will weaken and demineralize.
-Even if you are careful to maintain a healthy lifestyle, some people are predisposed to osteoporosis d/t their
genetics—should take preventative measures and be tested.
such as heavy drinking, smoking, poor nutrition, increased caffeine intake, and immobility will weaken your skeletal system
scans are painless, fast and simple; making it easy for those who are risk to be tested and achieve a baseline for future
-SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
is not painful, and usually a broken bone is the first indicator.
warning signs: height loss, curvature of the spine (Kyphosis)
-ARE YOU AT RISK? Know if you are at risk!
- women with early menopause or hysterectomy before age 45
with low testosterone
conditions such as Crohns or celiac disease
women or eating disorders