If you have osteoporosis, or are at risk for it, you want to do all you can to keep your bones as strong as possible. Besides following your doctor's advice on diet and exercise, you should know that some medications are bone-friendly -- and others may have side effects that affect the bones.
Some medications prescribed for common health problems, such as heartburn or depression, could affect your bone health.
Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.
Are there ways to keep osteoporosis from worsening?
Can medications taken for other illnesses cause bone loss?
How can I prevent fractures?
How frequently should I have a bone density test?
How much calcium and vitamin D do I need every day, and how can I get enough of these nutrients?
How much exercise do I need to boost bone strength, and which exercises do you recommend?