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    Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis

    What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Fractures if I Have Osteoporosis?

    If you have osteoporosis, it is important to protect yourself against accidental falls, which may result in fractures. Take the following precautions to make your home safe:

    • Remove loose household items, keeping your home free of clutter.
    • Install grab bars on tub and shower walls and beside toilets.
    • Install proper lighting.
    • Apply treads to floors and remove throw rugs.

    Also talk with your health care provider about exercise, physical therapy and taking vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures.

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    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on April 21, 2015

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