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Prevention of Osteoporosis

With osteoporosis, the best defense is a strong offense: healthy diet and exercise!

Diet and Nutrition
Nutrition and osteoporosis are closely linked. Two key nutrients in preventing osteoporosis are calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is a key building block for your bones, while vitamin D allows your bones to absorb the calcium.


Calcium
Dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese, are all good choices for adding calcium to your diet, but other foods are rich in calcium as well.
•Fortified juices, cereals and oatmeal
•Salmon and sardines with bones
•Beans and legumes
•Certain nuts, such as almonds
•Dark leafy greens such as broccoli and bok choy


Vitamin D
•Fish, such as salmon, tuna and herring
•Milk and yogurt — regardless of whether it’s whole, nonfat, or reduced fat/fortified with vitamin D


Exercise
The amount of exercise your bones can handle will vary from person to person.  Check with your health care provider before beginning
any exercise regimen!

Dental Care
It is imperative that you let your dentist know if you are on any osteoporosis medications. Some medications that prevent bone loss may negatively affect healing after certain dental procedures. You and your dentist will want to discuss options based on your medications.

Quick Reference

Orthopaedic Services
Appointments

New Patients 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE
Returning Patients
336-716-8200
Returning Pediatric Patients
336-716-8094

Contact the Department

Main 336-716-8200
Fax 336-716-8018

For assistance after hours, please call 336-716-2011 and ask for the Orthopaedic Surgeon on call.
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Last Updated: 07-28-2014
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.