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How to Prevent Fragile and Brittle Bones as You Age

As we age, our bones naturally become more fragile and brittle. This can lead to a number of health problems, including osteoporosis and fractures. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to prevent fragile and brittle bones as you age.

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your bones. It helps to increase bone density and strength. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, running, and lifting weights, are especially beneficial. Regular exercise can also help to improve balance and coordination, which can reduce your risk of falls and fractures.

A healthy diet is also important for strong bones. Be sure to include plenty of calcium-rich foods in your diet, such as dairy products, leafy green vegetables, and fish. You should also eat foods that are high in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, eggs, and fortified milk. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D will help to keep your bones strong throughout your life.

If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health, including your bones. Smoking decreases bone density and increases your risk of fractures. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to brittle bones.

Some medical conditions can increase your risk of developing fragile and brittle bones. If you have any of these conditions, be sure to talk to your doctor about how to best protect your bones:

  • Celiac disease

  • Crohn's disease

  • Type I diabetes

  • Lupus

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

There are some food that can help strengthen your bones as your age, such as:

  • Dairy products

  • Leafy green vegetables

  • Fish

  • Eggs

  • Fortified milk

By following these tips, you can help to prevent fragile and brittle bones as you age. When you decide to put your health into our hands, it immediately becomes our number one priority. We value the relationships we form with each patient, and believe that goes a long way in improving their health care outcomes. Give us a call to find out how I can help you today.


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