Osteoporosis

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Quiz: Do You Understand Osteoporosis?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Osteoporosis is more common in men than in women.

Explanation:
Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men, because hormone changes during menopause affect bone density.
2

Osteoporosis can affect mental health.

Explanation:
There is a link between an osteoporosis diagnosis and mental health. People with osteoporosis may become depressed due to limitations in daily life, a fear of falling or embarassment over postural changes.
3

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption.

Explanation:
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and assists the function of bone cells. There are only a few food sources of vitamin D, including fatty fish and cow's milk or plant-based milk. A little sun exposure also gives you a good dose of vitamin D. If you don't get enough vitamin D from food sources or sunlight, you may need to take a supplement.
4

Weight-bearing exercise should be avoided if you have osteoporosis.

Explanation:
Weight-bearing exercises such as tennis or step aerobics can be very beneficial for people with osteoporosis, but ask your doctor first. Weight-bearing exercises are those that you do on your feet. This makes your bones and muscles work against gravity to keep you upright, strengthening them over time.
5

High-sodium foods are bad for your bones.

Explanation:
Salt causes excessive calcium excretion through the kidneys. Because calcium is essential for bone strength, too much salt can weaken bones and lead to osteoporosis.