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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can i mitigate the effects of osteoporosis? what lifestyle changes can i make to mitigate the effects of osteoporosis?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Exercise, : Exercise, exercise, exercise, walking biking, mild aerobic and weight bearing exercises are the most effective ones. Appropriate calcium and vitamin d intake, recommendations for calcium are 1200 mg daily and vitamin d 800 iu daily. If you are a smoker you should know that cigarette smoking increases your risk of osteoporosis as well as high caffeine intake. A sedentary life is a sure recipe for osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Regular exercises that includes weight training is important as is maintaining the proper intake of calcium and vitamin d. You should discuss with your doctor the proper amounts and how to take them in. Depending on the severity of the osteoporosis, medications which boost bone density may be indicated as well. Your doctor can guide you with this.

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