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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 include:

  • 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 or supplements.
  • Stop smoking! Tobacco increases the risk for osteoporosis, and quitting can reduce the risk.


Reviewed on August 01, 2007

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