May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and we are celebrating bone health by sharing facts and information about this common disease and how to prevent it.
This degenerative condition is characterized by low bone density. While loss of bone density naturally occurs as we age, osteoporosis goes beyond normal bone loss and can lead to broken bones, pain and loss of mobility. One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to this condition. Although this disease is serious, it is treatable and even preventable.
The goal of this dedicated time is to promote bone health through the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis. During this month, everyone is encouraged to understand the risk factors associated with the condition. There are many preventative measures you can take to promote healthy bones. Maintaining a sufficient calcium intake, achieving adequate levels of vitamin D, and performing bone strengthening activities are just a few ways to prevent the development of this condition.
Read more about how to maintain strong bones HERE.
Read more about what you should know about osteoporosis HERE.
Learn more by visiting the National Osteoporosis Foundation website.