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Osteoporosis: What it is and how to prevent it

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Osteoporosis: What it is and how to treat it
Posted at 10:47 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 10:47:54-04

Dr. Olesya Krivospitskaya, an endocrinologist with Metro Health, explains what osteoporosis is and how patients can seek treatments.

Osteoporosis is a medical disease associated with increased fracture risk and bone fractures. Most of the time there are no symptoms of osteoporosis, and the only possible symptom of osteoporosis could be a bone fracture.

To prevent osteoporosis, it's important to get screened early for a bone density test before the fracture happens. Other prevention tactics include maintaining a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, good amounts of calcium and vitamin D, having weight-bearing and strength exercises, and avoiding smoking.

To schedule a bone density screening, call your medical provider or visit metrohealth.net.

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