June 11, 2014

Women With Lupus: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects 44 million Americans.  For those with lupus, some treatments increase the risk of the disease, resulting in weaker bones and a greater chance of fracture.  In fact, women with lupus experience osteoporosis-related fractures almost five times more often than other women.  Therefore, bone health is important.

Bone Loss

How can you keep your bone strong?  Get moving!  Activities, even walking, that strain bone, both stimulate bone growth and reduce bone loss.  In addition, your lupus physician will perform bone density testing, determine nutrient values in your blood, and prescribe medications and supplements to prevent osteoporosis.

Source:  Lupus Foundation of America

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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