Health A-Z

Medical Content Created by the Faculty of the
Harvard Medical School

1SHARES

Prevention

If you have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, talk to your doctor. Ask about strategies to improve bone strength and prevent age-related bone loss. Strategies may include:

  • Weight-bearing exercise

  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements

  • Preventive or therapeutic medications

Protective gear can help to prevent arm fractures. Examples include wrist and elbow guards worn by skateboarders and rollerbladers.

Page 5 of 9     Next Page:  Arm Fracture Treatment
Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
From Health A-Z, Harvard Health Publications. Copyright 2007 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved. Written permission is required to reproduce, in any manner, in whole or in part, the material contained herein. To make a reprint request, contact Harvard Health Publications. Used with permission of StayWell.

You can find more great health information on the Harvard Health Publications website.