NOF Tip for 8 May – Who gets Osteoporosis
Not everyone gets osteoporosis and unnecessary fractures. Some risk factors are genetic about which we can do nothing directly. But we can optimize our nutrition, follow a healthy lifestyle and control chronic diseases like diabetes.
Click on the Take Control Naturally category to your left to get started on the risk factors for osteoporosis you can control, especially the “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live” series from 2017.
NOF has an excellent 9 page summary at https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Who-Gets-Osteoporosis-BONE-BASICS.pdf
At least you should Take Control Naturally of those things you can. And if you are at high risk from factors you cannot control, get a Complete Bone Health Evaluation and work with your healthcare professional to change your odds.
Jay Ginther, MD