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December 5, 2016

Walking and Bone Health

An analysis of several walking studies reports that walking as a “singular exercise” has no significant effect on bone density at the lumbar spine in

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Isoflavones

Isoflavones are found in many of the foods we eat, particularly in beans, grains and soy products. They mirror the effects of estrogen on the

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Taking a Drug for Osteoporosis

There is very consistent and strong evidence that osteoporosis treatments decrease the risk of fractures by 30-70% in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis (very low

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Sleep Apnea and Bone Loss

There are many medical conditions that have a negative impact on bone health. Researchers are now linking sleep apnea with bone loss. A study concluded

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What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.