Endocrinology Question 30 Instructor

For the patient with osteoporosis, list 5 items you would discuss for lifestyle counseling.

  • Stopping smoking, alcohol; limiting caffeine intake
  • Fall prevention strategies (e.g. turn on lights when walking at night; no throw rugs)
  • Elemental calcium: 1200 mg/day in split doses, including dietary
  • Vitamin D: less than 50 y.o.: 400-1000; >50 y.o.: 1000-2000 IU day
  • Weight-bearing exercise

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