Osteoporosis Teaching 542

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes to avoid fractures. Get enough calcium. This is one of the first steps in treating this disease. Calcium is found in many foods, including dairy products such as milk or yogurt. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are recommended. Eat a nutritious diet to keep your body healthy.

Osteoporosis Teaching 506

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. As you make changes, continue with your food diary. Set a weekly goal as you add or change what you are eating. For example, this week make it your goal to order a salad instead of french fries, add vegetables to your pizza, or bring a yogurt to work every day.

Osteoporosis Teaching 507

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Everyone can benefit from eating healthy foods, but not everyone has the same nutritional needs. Older adults will have different needs for certain nutrients. Eating healthier does not mean that you need to go on a restrictive diet.

Osteoporosis Teaching 508

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Eating healthier means making changes that you can stay with over time. Consistently eating foods that are low in saturated fats and trans fats and that include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats (such as olive oil) will lower your risk for disease.