Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bone Density Scans For Osteoporosis at USANA event. Have you had one?

Vitamin D deficiency is one of your major risks for osteoporosis.  No doubt you've read that people who live in northern states and provinces are low in vitamin D and should supplement with as much as 4,000 to 6,000 IU's of the vitamin.  Check your Vitamin D level with your doctor.

Bone density testing is another way to know your risk level.  The photo here, taken at a recent USANA Health Fair in Winnipeg, assesses the strength of the bones and the probability of fractures, a problem that can occur at any age.

You are at greater risk of osteoporosis if there is a history of bone fractures in close relatives, you smoke, have excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption, have a small-bone body frame, early or late menopause, are inactive physically, have low estrogen levels, are on medications that cause bone loss, or have Hyperparathyroidism or Hyperthyroidism.   Women are more than four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.

In addition to supplementation with Vitamin D, you should also consider  Active Calcium Plus and Vitamin C. It's important for youth and young adults to prevent osteoporosis with a healthy diet and exercise, since most of a person's bone mass is achieved by early adulthood. 

Contact us for the complete list of USANA products to be proactive about your bones and your health in general.

Dave and Deanna Waters
Global Leaders, Dedicated to Healthy Lifestyles for Happy Lives

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