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Importance of Bone Health as a Public Health Issue

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Bone health is a pressing issue in America and around the world. It needs to be addressed with a preventive approach with the early institution of interventions. There is a need for healthcare providers to understand the importance of bone health as a public health issue. The goal is to promote strong bones in the American population so that fractures and their associated complications can be prevented. In this article we provide a brief overview of how bone health is an important public health issue.

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Help elderly patients understand nutrition for bone health

nutrition and bone health in the elderly

Osteoporosis is especially prevalent in older adults. Healthcare professionals play a valuable role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bone diseases in this age group of patients.  In general, the nutritional guidelines for younger adults are also applicable to older adults. However, some specific recommendations are relevant to this group of patients in terms of nutrition and bone health in the elderly.

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Magnitude of Bone Health Issues in America

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Bone health in America is a challenge because of the magnitude of issues related to this aspect of healthcare. In fact, the status of bone health in the country is in grave danger. Fractures due to unhealthy, diseased bones are common. An estimated 1.5 million fractures related to bone disease occur each year. These not only affect the quality of life of the individuals who suffer them but also place a considerable financial burden on the country’s healthcare system.

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Calcium Intake and Bone Health: Are You Getting Enough?

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Most people know that calcium intake and bone health are intimately linked. But do you know how much calcium is necessary to maintain healthy bones? DXA operators may often be questioned by patients about ways to improve their bone density. It’s always a good idea to refer the patient to a physician or dietary consultant, but here’s a quick guide for radiologic technologists about calcium intake and bone health.

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Recommendations for medical techs when dealing with elderly patients

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It is important for older adults to maintain a high functional status and engage in regular physical activity according to their capabilities. Older adults who enjoy an overall good health status can follow the same guidelines for physical activity as outlined for younger individuals. However, for older adults with some physical limitations or compromised bone health, weight-supported activities may be more appropriate. Examples of such activities include walking in deep water, aqua aerobics, stationary bicycle riding, and floor exercises. Importantly, people with less than optimal bone health in old age can often safely perform resistance exercises with proper training and supervision.

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