Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: When should I worry about my bone health?

It’s never too early to start thinking about your bone health and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is called a “silent disease” because generally, you won’t have any symptoms until a bone is broken. That’s why prevention and screening is so important. Complications from osteoporosis can have a huge impact on quality of life, independence, and even survival. The good news is that osteoporosis is preventable and the more bone mass you build in the early years of your life the less likely you are to have osteoporosis later in life. Osteoporosis is also treatable and it’s possible to actually improve your bone strength and significantly reduce your risk of fracture with the help of some medications.

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