Osteoporosis Medications: How They Work
From the latest medications to daily supplements -- what's your osteoporosis medication doing for you?
Lifestyle Changes Build and Protect Bones
According to Baker, all peri- or postmenopausal women should take positive
steps to build and protect bone -- whether or not osteoporosis is present. Tips
- Perform weight-bearing exercises. This can be any form of resistance or
weight training. This type of exercise increases bone density.
- Make sure you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D, either through diet
- Stop smoking! Tobacco increases the risk for osteoporosis, and quitting can
reduce the risk.