Medicine: Parkinson’s Disease And Bone Health

Keeping bones healthy is important for everyone and especially important for people with Parkinson’s. We share some top tips for keeping your bones in tip top condition.

Key points

  • Bone health is important for everyone, but especially if you have Parkinson’s. 
  • You are at more risk of getting osteoporosis when you have Parkinson’s, which can weaken bones and make them more likely to break.
  • Your healthcare team can assess you and may prescribe medication to help improve your bone health. 
  • Strength exercises and maintaining a good diet can also help. 

What is bone health?

Bone health really means having ‘healthy bones’. Healthy bones are strong enough to prevent fractures, for example when we have a fall. Our bones are more healthy when we have enough calcium in our diet (from milk, and dairy products like cheese) and when we use our arms and legs (such as with exercise).

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