Bone Health: 3 Ways To Manage Bone Health
As we age our bodies lose bone mass putting us at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile thus increasing our chance of hip, wrist and spine fractures. Some of the factors that affect bone density include age, race, hormones, gender, tobacco and alcohol use.
Here are three tips to help you manage your bone health:
1. Check your bone density: Get your bone density checked with a DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan in consultation with your primary care physician. This will allow the clinicians to diagnose your bone health, help predict your future risk of fracture and come up with a prevention plan if needed. To book in for a bone health consultation and DXA scan phone Hudson Spine on 646 596-7386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Take a Vitamin D supplement: Osteoporosis may often occur due to a deficiency in Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D. A diet rich in these vitamins and minerals may help, but often supplementation is needed. We recommend trying Vitamin D3 5000. Before starting supplements, always check with your health care provider to make sure you are taking the appropriate amount.
3. Exercise: Exercising is key to maintaining strong, healthy bones. Muscle strengthening exercises, and weight-bearing physical activity, help prevent bone loss. Some great exercises for improved bone health include lifting weights, jumping rope, running and climbing stairs.