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Osteoporosis means porous bone. People with osteoporosis develop weaker bones and are at greater risk of fractures. Bone is a living tissue which is constantly being replaced. As we get older more bone is lost naturally than is replaced. People with osteoporosis loose more bone than those who don't have osteoporosis.As more bone is lost the bones become fragile and may break. 1 in 5 men and 1 in 5 women over 50 will have a fracture because of osteoporosis. Recent research has shown that exercise is an important part of the management of osteoporosis. This is because bone reacts to weight bearing exercises by growing stronger. A supervised exercises programme has the potential to decrease the rate of bone loss.
A physiotherapist can help you with this. They will do a full assessment taking into account results of tests including your DEXA scan results and provide you with a supervised exercise programme designed to:
∙ Reduce pain
∙ Improve posture
∙ Improve balance and decrease risk of falls
∙ Strengthen muscles and protect your bones