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  • What is Osteoporosis? What is Osteoporosis?

    When you have osteoporosis, it means you have low bone mass, and your bone tissue is...

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  • Diagnosing Osteoporosis Diagnosing Osteoporosis

    Many people don't even know they have osteoporosis, because there aren't any symptoms.

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  • Am I at risk for Osteoporosis? Am I at risk for Osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis generally affects older women and men, but it can occur in people as young as 35....

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  • What causes Osteoporosis? What causes Osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis is when your bones deteriorate, putting you more at risk for fractures.

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  • Eating well Eating well

    Whether you have osteoporosis or are trying to prevent it, diet is very important.

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Staying active

Physical activity is one of your best weapons against osteoporosis. When we’re physically active, our muscles pull on our bones. The bones respond by renewing faster and becoming stronger. Weight-bearing exercises help strengthen the bones in our legs and feet, and can actually prevent fractures—especially in the hips, spine or wrists. By not getting any exercise, you’re actually doing more damage to your bones.

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