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There are many things you can do to prevent bone loss. Find out how by clicking on the links below:

Eat Healthy
Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Talk to your doctor about whether you need to take a vitamin or supplement.

Get a Bone Density Test
If you are age 65 or older, you should get a test to find out your bone strength. This is called a bone density test. If you are age 60-64, talk to your doctor about testing your bone strength.

Get Active
Exercise can help slow down bone loss.

Here are some questions to ask your doctor about preventing osteoporosis:

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to prevent osteoporosis?
  • Am I currently taking any medicines that cause bone loss?
  • How much calcium and vitamin D is right for me?
  • How do I know if I have osteoporosis?

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