I am a full-time nurse practitioner (NP), and I am also a fitness and health enthusiast. Many of you may not know what a nurse practitioner is – the easiest way to explain is to say that it’s between being a nurse and a doctor.
I work in a busy hospital unit with patients suffering from a wide array of chronic diseases, the most prevalent amongst them being osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. One common trait of these diseases is that they can be very debilitating. Take for example, osteoporosis (OP) – a woman with OP is at higher risk for fracturing her bones such as her vertebrae or hip bones. This can lead to surgery and/or chronic pain.
One other key feature of these diseases is that in many cases they can be prevented and or treated through simple lifestyle modifications. Some changes now can make a huge impact on one’s health in the future. So what are some of these lifestyle modifications?Read more: Osteoporosis