Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis Prevention Initiative

By Dr. Riffat Sadiq

If a person has osteoporosis, the vertebrae becomes more vulnerable to fractures due to calcium loss associated with the condition.

In the United States, an estimated 10 million people age 50 years and older have osteoporosis. Most of these people are women, but about 2 million are men. 

Here at WNY Medical, we utilize the state-of-the-art LUNAR Prodigy Advance system. This cutting edge technology allows us to test the patient rapidly, accurately and with the least amount of discomfort. Those accurate assessments are imperative, and lead to a comprehensive diagnosis and determination of an appropriate treatment plan, if deemed necessary. There are five ways to prevent Osteoporosis:

1. Eat A Bone - Healthy Diet:

Focus on calcium - rich foods, as well as fruits and veggies; limit sodium and caffeine.

2. Do Weight bearing Exercise:

Commit to walking, dancing, hiking, or yoga for 30 minutes on most days, or as often as you can.

3. Finally Quit Smoking:

Tobacco is link with low bone density. Add it to the list of reasons to get cig - free once and for all.

4. Get Enough Sleep:

Sleeping fewer than five hours a night leads to lower bone density, so shoot for seven.

5. Limit Alcohol:

If you are taking one or two drinks regularly than try to avoid this regular habit because this habit can reduce your bone density. 

For more information regarding osteoporosis and this revolutionary approach, please call 716 923-383.

P.S. Women are more prone to developing osteoporosis than men.