Osteoporosis puts bones at risk

From NMMC-Eupora

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder that causes weakened bone strength. This condition puts individuals at a higher risk for bone fractures.

Some of the first signs of osteoporosis include loss of body height, posture changes (Dowager’s Hump), back pain, protruding abdomen, slow healing fractures and transparent skin.

Weight-bearing exercise such as simple walking and resistive exercises with bands and light weights can also improve your bone density. Begin your exercise program under the supervision of a well- trained professional and use caution with B L T … bending, lifting and twisting — all of which can place your bones under more stress for fracture.

If you suspect you may have osteoporosis or low bone mass, speak with your health care provider for exercise tips, medication options and individual recommendations.