Osteoporosis Teaching 519

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Exercises that improve balance and coordination that can also reduce your risk of falling. You can also make changes in your home to prevent falls.

Osteoporosis Teaching 520

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Limit alcohol use. Heavy alcohol use can decrease bone formation, and it clearly increases the risk of falling. However, some studies show moderate alcohol use (no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for a women) is linked to higher bone density.

Osteoporosis Teaching 521

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Eat a nutritious diet to keep your body healthy. Healthy eating means choosing a variety of foods from the basic food groups: meat and meat substitutes; dairy; fruits and vegetables; grains, such as breads and pasta; and a limited amount of fats and sweets.

Osteoporosis Teaching 522

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. It is possible to make a few small changes toward healthier eating habits. For example, simply adding a yogurt as a snack might be enough to meet your milk servings. Adding a sliced banana to your cereal will take care of a fruit serving.

Osteoporosis Teaching 523

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. If you find that you rarely eat fruits or vegetables, make it a goal to include a serving or two at each meal. Only

Osteoporosis Teaching 524

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Healthy eating can actually help you lower your risk for disease. To prevent disease it is recommend eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products and limiting foods high in salt, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and added sugar.

Osteoporosis Teaching 525

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Take steps to prevent falls that might result in broken bones. Have the vision and hearing checked regularly, and wear slippers or shoes with a nonskid sole. Do exercises that improve balance and coordination. Limit alcohol use that clearly increases the risk of falling.

Osteoporosis Teaching 526

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis fractures. The hip fractures are most common in older women and often caused by a fall. After a hip fracture, many older people have medical complications such as blood clots, pressure sores, or pneumonia. Compression fractures of the spine can result in back pain, stooped posture, loss of height, and a curved upper back.

Osteoporosis Teaching 527

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. After the age of aboutbone thinning is a natural process and cannot be stopped completely. Whether you develop osteoporosis depends on the thickness of your bones early in life, as well as your health, diet, and physical activity later in life.

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Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. The thicker your bones, the less likely the bones are to become thin enough to break. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for developing osteoporosis and take steps early to slow its progress and prevent complications.