It’s never too early to invest in your good skeletal health. The main goal of prevention is to achieve the greatest possible ‘top bone mass “(CFA).
The more bone stock a person has, he/she also has greater loss margins and thus reduced risk of fractures.
An estimated 10% increase in CFA reduces the risk of osteoporotic fractures by 50%.
At older ages, the bone mass is maintained by a process called bone remodeling. The human skeleton is renewed constantly being in a dynamic equilibrium. Any factor affecting bone resorption or bone formation and leads to a rapid loss of bone tissue makes bones more fragile.
Lifestyle & diet also influence skeletal health.
Tips to improve skeletal health:
- Follow a balanced diet
- Receive adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D
- Avoid hypoproteinic diet
- Exercise on a regular basis
- Stop smoking
- Avoid overconsumption of alcohol
- Make your environment safe and avoid falls
- Ask your doctor about regular screenings you need to do
- Talk to your doctor and calculate with him the chance you have of having a fracture in the next years
- Talk to your doctor about the medications you take for other causes and whether it affects your skeletal health
- Ask your doctor if you need medication and do not take them when unnecessary
- Comply with the medication instructions if you need to get one or many