Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – Boozing away your bones?

If you answer yes to one of the following questions, you may have a possible alcohol problem and be setting yourself up for osteoporosis. If this is the case, you should seek help.

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Excessive alcohol intake is associated with a lower bone density. If you answer "yes" to one of the following questions, you may have a possible alcohol problem – and be setting yourself up for osteoporosis in later life, among other problems. If this is the case, you should seek help.

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Do you ever feel you need to reduce your drinking? Do people annoy you by questioning or criticising your drinking? Do you ever feel guilty or bad about your drinking? Do you ever drink in the morning to try to calm yourself or counteract a hangover?

QUIZ: Do you have a problem with alcohol or drugs?

 

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