Osteoporosis

23 May 2006

Weekly tip - Living with osteoporosis

If you have osteoporosis, you need to exercise greater care in your everyday life than others normally do.

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If you have osteoporosis, you need to exercise greater care in your everyday life than others normally do.

Take action:
Try not to pick up things that are lower than waist height; when getting out of bed, roll over onto one side first and use your arm to help you get into a sitting position before you place your feet on the floor; install stable handrails around the bath and toilet and make sure you don't slip in the bath by putting a rubber mat inside it; make sure there is good lighting around your house, especially en route to the toilet at night; don't trip over long dresses, skirts or pyjama pants – trim those hemlines.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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