Reducing Your Risk of Osteoporosis
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Do not smoke.
- Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine.
- Talk to your doctor about preventive medications.
- Have a bone mineral density test.
- Talk to your doctor about your medications.
- Medications to suppress the immune system
- Gonadotropin releasing hormone
- Antiseizure medications
- Medications containing aluminum, such as some antacids
- Proton pump inhibitors
- Long-term heparin therapy
- Glitazones, medications to treat diabetes
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- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/20/2015 -
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