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.