Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more fragile. The brittle bones can break easily, which can cause severe pain and potential disabilities in the long-term. Even daily activities like walking can be affected by complications from osteoporosis.
Post-menopausal women are at a greater risk for osteoporosis, as changes in estrogen levels can affect bone density. Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, increasing exercise, and making sure you get adequate amounts of Vitamin D and calcium can help prevent bone loss.
If you are concerned about osteoporosis and want to learn more about how to prevent or manage your bone loss, feel free to make an appointment with Dr. Kim today. Call (847) 296-1200 for questions or to schedule your visit.
Check out the following resources to find out more about osteoporosis, including potential treatments and methods of prevention.