Factors that may affect bone health

Many people often overlook taking care of their bones. Neglecting your bones can put you at a greater risk of serious health conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

There are many factors that may affect the health of your bones. These factors can include genetics, going through menopause, being postmenopausal, having an abnormal absence of periods, low calcium intake, smoking, using medications over a prolonged time such as those used to treat asthma, lupus as well as thyroid deficiencies, and an excessive intake of alcohol.

Consume a healthy diet

Ensure that you consume a healthy and nutritious diet on a daily basis. Our bones requires valuable nutrients such as calcium to support their growth and development. Chat to your doctor regarding taking calcium supplements.

Exercise regularly

Engaging in exercise regularly can help you to strengthen your. If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer.

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Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

Chat to your doctor if you are concerned about the health of your bones.

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