The National Osteoporosis Foundation states that, one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture.
Despite the many advances in osteoporosis – screening, diet, and lifestyle changes are still your first line of defense. You need to be tested to know where you stand – get a bone mineral density test. It’s a quick, painless measurement of the hip, arm, and other skeletal sites.
It’s also important to be aware of the side effects of certain medications that can leach calcium from bones, as well as a history of dieting or excessive protein intake. Let Healthy by Design Nutrition Specialists design a program for you and help you choose the appropriate calcium supplement for your bones.