Osteoporosis is a serious condition in which your bones become very brittle. Seniors are especially at risk of getting osteoporosis. A slip or fall can result in a very painful fracture. There are certain factors that can cause osteoporosis such as aging, smoking, low body weight and certain medications. New studies point to obesity and even sodas contributing to osteoporosis.
It is imperative to avoid as many risk factors as possible. If you are a smoker, look into ways to quit. Limiting or abstaining from sodas could also help. Maintaining a healthy body weight through exercise and healthy food choices will also lower the chances of getting osteoporosis.
There are supplements and medication available such as strontium and Raloxifene. Please discuss with your physician which option or combination of options might be best for you. Whether you rely on home health care or an assisted living, osteoporosis is a manageable condition.