Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis
What Is Osteoporosis?
Prevention at All Ages
Calcium and Vitamin D
- 19-50—1,000 milligrams (mg)
- 51 and older—1,200 mg
- 19-50—1,000 mg
- 51-70—1,000 mg
- Over 70—1,200 mg
Other Lifestyle Factors
Medications for Prevention and Treatment
- Estrogen with progestin (hormones)
Your Prevention Strategy
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov
National Osteoporosis Foundation http://www.nof.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html
Osteoporosis Canada http://www.osteoporosis.ca
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 01/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/28/2013 -
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