Many people are unaware of the link between fractures and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, which makes bones more likely to break. The good news is there are number of things you can do to prevent osteoporosis and improve the strength of your bones. Below are a few things to get you started.
Fall Risk Lectures & Balance Screenings
Because falls account for 50 percent of fractures, even patients with low bone density can prevent fractures by avoiding falls. Doylestown Health Rehabilitation Therapy hosts monthly fall risk lectures and balance screenings where individuals can learn simple steps to decrease their risk, or that of a loved one.
View upcoming fall risk lectures and balance screenings
10 Steps to Better Bone Health
Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to prevent fractures. It’s a matter of taking advantage of proper diet, exercise, medications and other resources available to you right now.
Read 10 Steps to Better Bone Health
Calcium Intake Survey
Calcium is important for preventing osteoporosis and bone disease, as it’s a major building-block of our bone tissue. Our skeleton houses 99 percent of our body’s calcium stores.
Complete the calcium intake survey
Fracture Risk Calculator
American Bone Health (ABH) has developed a tool called the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator© for patients to assess their bone health and future fracture risk. This calculator uses multiple standard risk factors such as smoking, family history and medical conditions to calculate a 10-year fracture risk.
Complete the fracture risk calculator