What else can I do to strengthen my bones?(1,3)
Beside medicinal treatment there are other actions that may assist you in strengthening your bones.
*Please consult with your treating physician beforehand.
Examples of vitamin D and calcium rich foods:
|Good sources of calcium||Good sources of vitamin D|
|Milk||Vitamin D-enriched dairy products|
|Vegetables with dark green leaves||Egg yolk|
A healthy diet for healthy bones:
A sufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D (which helps your body absorb calcium) may improve your bones' health. Please consult your doctor regarding your individual intake of calcium and vitamin D.
A healthy lifestyle and physical activity
Regular physical activity is an important step towards strengthening your bones. Always consult with your doctor before starting a physical activity program. The bone is living tissue which responds to physical activity by strengthening(2).
- Liberman U, et al. אוסטאופורוזיס במבוגרים אבחון, מניעה וטיפול עמדת עיל"א, הר"י המועצה המדעית והאגף להבטחת איכות 2011.
- NOF. Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis.January 2010.
- Rosen H, et al. "Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation in Osteoporosis. UpToDate. Topic update Oct 22nd 2014