May is National Osteoporosis Month, and approximately ten million Americans currently suffer from the condition. As this condition elevates your susceptibility to bone fractures, you need to understand why and how osteoporosis develops. Today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing what you can do to help protect your bone health if you suffer from osteoporosis.
As mentioned, this condition weakens the bones and makes them fragile and more prone to breaking when stressed. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it means that your bones have already become considerably vulnerable and thin, to the point where even a slight accident or bump can cause a broken bone.
While diminished bone density is a normal part of aging, for some this process is fast-tracked, which places them at a higher risk. It tends to be more common in women typically after completing the first few years of menopause.
If your bone mineral density is diminishing but you haven’t yet been diagnosed with osteoporosis, taking small steps to help keep your bones healthy can decrease your possibility of developing the condition. Here are 6 things you can do.
If you want more tips to reduce your risk of osteoporosis, contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA today at (425) 455-0936 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.