One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis. A well-developed exercise program can help people with osteoporosis prevent further bone loss and reduce their risk for fracture.
Research has shown that exercise strengthens the body and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis
When person's bones are thin and brittle, even a minor slip or fall can cause serious injury and land them in the hospital.
Osteoporosis is known as a "women's disease" but men do get it and its just as dangerous for them.
Calcium supplements can strengthen bones and reduce risk of osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed and treated? And how do you know if your parent has it?
One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will suffer from osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones and increases risk of serious injuries from falls. Is your parent at risk?
Those test results will tell her how aggressive to be in helping you ward off osteoporosis, which affects half of all women over 50. Click to read Dr. Connolly's full answer.