Got weak bones? In the United States, one in two women and one in four men will suffer a bone fracture from osteoporosis over the age of 50. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, premenopausal women will need up to 4 cups of milk per day just to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterized by weak bones as measured by a bone density scan called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. The lower the score, the higher the risk. If the score is slightly less than normal, you have osteopenia (weak bones). Lower scores indicate osteoporosis (weaker bones with a higher risk for fractures.)
Once bones break from a fall or trauma, they do not fuse back together. Fractures require surgery where screws are installed to keep the broken bones together. If left untreated, you will experience pain, inflammation, and immobility. Out of the three consequences, immobility is the worst outcome. Immobility can completely change your life. You may require assistance from caretakers, transfer to a nursing home, a walker or electric scooter, and a dramatic reduction in daily activities. To increase bone strength and prevent fractures from weak bones, it is recommended to:
It's never too late to start drinking milk, taking calcium tablets, or an all-in-one supplement like Vitamin D3 2000 IU!
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