Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become fragile and break easily. Osteoporosis can be a problem for women living with MS who are less mobile or have prolonged or excessive use of corticosteroids as both lead to loss of bone density and an increased risk of osteoporosis. There are many ways you can help prevent osteoporosis including eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and medications to improve bone density. Calcium and vitamin D strengthen bones and help prevent osteoporosis. Women should consider taking up to 4000 IU supplement of vitamin D per day during the winter or if they are at risk of low sun exposure.
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