Osteoporosis is a real disease with life-threatening consequences. In fact, one in four Canadian women over the age of 50 has osteoporosis. And, while this disease can strike at any age, it most commonly occurs after menopause.
But the news isn’t all bad: The good news is that you may be able to take action now to strengthen your bones. And if you’re already on an osteoporosis treatment plan, you may have other options you didn’t know about.
A new Osteoporosis Awareness website, On the Go Women, has just launched to educate women about this disease, and stresses the importance of managing the condition with treatment and a healthy lifestyle.
There are many factors that determine whether or not a woman is at risk of developing osteoporosis. Check out your own risk level by visiting onthegowomen.ca and taking the risk assessment quiz.
Whether you’re concerned about developing osteoporosis in the future, or have already been diagnosed, don’t let this silent thief rob your bones of strength. There are simple steps you can take to help build and maintain bone strength. Eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, getting regular exercise, and taking dietary supplements can help maintain or increase bone density in post-menopausal women.
Not sure if you’re doing all you can for your bones right now? Download the customized Doctor Dialogue guide at On the Go Women and start an important conversation with your doctor about osteoporosis treatments today.