Hip fractures cost more than $11 billion a year ($37,000 a patient!). That's INSANE!
In addition to what was provided to me by the American Recall Center, I did some research to find out what we can do, as men and women, to prevent osteoporosis. Here's what I found from this source:
1. Get enough calcium
- Males and females 9 to 18 years: 1,300 mg per day
- Women and men 19 to 50 years: 1,000 mg per day
- Pregnant or nursing women up to age 18: 1,300 mg per day
- Pregnant or nursing women 19 to 50 years: 1,000 mg per day
- Women and men over 50: 1,200 mg per day
2. Get enough Vitamin D
- Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and it is recommended that adults ingest 200-600 IU daily
- Good sources of Vitamin D include: supplemented dairy products, but the best way to ingest the appropriate amount is to take supplements
I know that I do this one for sure!! Doctors believe that moderate exercise (3-4 times a week) is effective for the prevention and management of osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, running, and weight lifting, are considered to be the best options.
If you'd like more information, please visit this website: http://www.recallcenter.com/hip-replacement/
What do you do to decrease your risk of osteoporosis?