- Wrist, hip, and spine are the most common places to get an osteoporosis related fracture.
- Calcium and vitamin D are top nutrients for bone health. On the other hand, protein, caffeine, and sodium may harm the bones if consumed in very high amounts.
- Exercise builds and maintains strong bones, so when one is inactive, the bones are likely weaker than they should be.
- Intestinal problems, kidney disease, and parathyroid and thyroid problems are medical conditions that can lead to osteoporosis.
- Osteoporosis is preventable. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, being physically active, cutting out smoking, and curbing alcohol consumption, will help prevent the onset of the disease.