Investing in Your Health

World Osteoporosis

October 20, 2017

So, here we are, World Osteoporosis Day and we really hope that you've found our tips on bone health helpful. To finish off here are a final few...

Knowledge is key - so find out if you have a family history of osteoporosis and if you do discuss this with your GP.

Watch your weight - it's true that being overweight is a concern for bone health, but so is being underweight. Ideally your BMI should be between 20 - 25.

Side Effects - If you are taking regular medication such as thyroid, hormone and steroid treatments check that these will not effect your bone health and ask about supplementing with Vitamin D and calcium if necessary.

Women over 65 should have a bone density test. If the test shows up any bone weakness discuss with your GP about how you can counteract this.

REMEMBER - PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!

 

 

 

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