Journal of Osteoporosis / 2018 / Article / Figbox 1

Research Article

The Impact of Multifaceted Osteoporosis Group Education on Patients’ Decision-Making regarding Treatment Options and Lifestyle Changes

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The bone health recommendations originated from GE and related to five overall themes. patients with vertebral fracture; GE = group education.
Diagnosis and prevention
 Talk to your children about heredity
 Remember to get a new DXA-scan every 2-3 years
 Be able to understand the result of the DXA-scan
Training and exercise
 Be physically active and exercise for 30 minutes each day
 Weigh bearing-exercise is important
 No rotation and forward bending of the back when exercising
 Stabilise you lower back when you are active
 Talk with your physical trainer about osteoporosis
 Avoid bowling, golf and yoga
 Remember proper footwear
Daily life activity
 Safeguard your back during all activity by avoiding rotation and forward bending of the back
 Use proper lifting and bearing techniques
 Do not lift too much (Do not lift more than 5 )
 Try to implement new habits
Diet for healthy bones
 Follow the national diet advice and try to eat a diet for healthy bones
 Consume Vitamin D 38 mcg/day (1520 IU/day)
 Consume Calcim 1200 mg/day from food and tablets and distribute the intake throughout the day
 Be able to calculate your daily calcium and D-vitamin intake from food and tablets
 Take osteoporosis medicine and make sure you take it correctly
 Introduce habits to help you to remember to take your medicine, calcium tablet and D-vitamin
 Talk to your physician if you want to change your medicine and calcium tablets
 Talk to your physician if you experience side-effects from your medication
 Take painkillers if you are in

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