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How can you decrase your risk of fractures due to postmenopausal osteoporosis?
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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Meds/exer/fall prev
Osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp.
In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fracture after age 50. Calcium, vit. D, stopping cigs, reduce alcohol, fall prevention, wt. Bearing exercise, and medications (hormone therapy or anti- osteo meds are all part of a sensible regimen. Ideal approach is to prevent osteo in one's earlier years but great opportun. Now.

In brief: Meds/exer/fall prev
Osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp.
In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fracture after age 50. Calcium, vit. D, stopping cigs, reduce alcohol, fall prevention, wt. Bearing exercise, and medications (hormone therapy or anti- osteo meds are all part of a sensible regimen. Ideal approach is to prevent osteo in one's earlier years but great opportun. Now.
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