Steps to Prevent Fragile Bones • Consume adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D (see “Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D Intake” chart). • Exercise several times a week. • Ask your doctor about a […]
For generations, women have dealt with osteoporosis—a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. It’s often called the “silent disease” because you may not have symptoms until you break a bone, typically in the hip, spine, or wrist, or you discover that you’ve lost an inch or two in height.