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bone health

At Prestige Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine we believe in providing a holistic approach to treating our patients. We are passionate about keeping our patients safe and living a healthy, active lifestyle and believe addressing bone health is an important aspect to consider in patients of all ages. 

Why is bone health important? 

It is never too early to begin thinking about the health of your bones. As we age it is common for bone density to decrease causing your bones to become weaker. In fact, as high as 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will suffer from a fracture due to osteoporosis. 

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder characterized by low bone density, poor bone tissue quality, and changes in bony architecture that increases the risk of fracture and poor bone healing.

Learn more about osteoporosis here

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What can affect your bone health? 
Steps you can take today to improve your bone health
  • Low calcium or vitamin D levels 

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Genetics

  • Certain medications  

  • Alcohol and smoking 

  • Hormone levels 

  • Endocrine and gastrointestinal disorders 

  • Low body weight 

  • Ask your provider to calculate your risk of osteoporosis 

  • Limit smoking 

  • Drink no more than two alcoholic beverages per day 

  • Participate in weight bearing exercises daily 

  • Consume adequate amounts of calcium, vitamin D and protein

Learn more about dietary recommendations for optimizing bone health here

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