Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Fractures if I Have Osteoporosis?

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to protect yourself against accidental falls, which may result in fractures. Take the following precautions to make your home safe:

  • Remove loose household items, keeping your home free of clutter.
  • Install grab bars on tub and shower walls and beside toilets.
  • Install proper lighting.
  • Apply treads to floors and remove throw rugs.

Also talk with your health care provider about exercise, physical therapy and taking vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures.

Sources

Referenced on 18/05/2021

  1. https://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/preventing-bone-loss
  2. National Osteoporosis Foundation.
  3. National Institutes of Health: Women’s Health Initiative.
  4. The Food and Drug Administration.
  5. WebMD Medical Reference: “Menopause and Heart Disease."

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