Osteoporosis FAQs

Vitamin D and Calcium Absorption

Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium

—>  Vitamin D  —>   Helps the body absorb calcium

The Value of Exercise

  • Weight-bearing: Jogging, walking, stair climbing, dancing and soccer are examples of weight-bearing exercise with different degrees of impact
  • Resistance: These activities include weight lifting, such as using free weights and weight machines found at gyms and health clubs

Making Lifestyle Changes

  • No Smoking
  • No Drinking

Medications That Help Prevent Osteoporosis

  • Estrogen/hormone therapy
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Calcitonin
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)