LaSalud.mx .-These are some recommendations to prevent osteoporosis fractures:

1. Prevention of falls. When bones are brittle, even a small fracture can cause one or more bones to break. It is estimated that, for each year, one third of all people over 65 will suffer a fall.

2. Habits of life. Mainly, it is recommended to maintain a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, which helps to strengthen bone density and perform some type of physical activity. Compared to active people, sedentary people are more likely to have complications from fractures associated with osteoporosis.

3. Modify lifestyle. Follow a lifestyle that benefits health and be more physically active. In particular, reduce the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, since these weaken the bones and increase the risk of developing diseases such as osteoporosis.

4. Intrinsic factors. It is important to ensure that you walk in places that do not predispose to falls, such as surfaces with cracks or irregularities to avoid falls that create a risk of fracture. Remove loose cables, cords, rugs or carpets that are not fixed to the floor, try to use smooth or low-heeled shoes and rubber soles.

5. Health care and control. It is important to have a timely diagnosis of osteoporosis to reduce its prevalence and impact. Correct clinical management will include an assessment of the risk of fracture, as well as treatment, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, to reduce the impact of osteoporosis and improve the quality of life of patients.

Perform a densitometry from the age of 50 or earlier, if you have any risk factors. If you have already suffered a fracture, request that you do the necessary studies to diagnose if it was due to osteoporosis.

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