Living with osteoporosis

Living with osteoporosis

It is possible to enjoy life while managing your osteoporosis.

Alongside taking your medications, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet, it’s essential to prevent falls and tripping hazards. For people living with osteoporosis, falls often cause broken bones. There are several things you can do to reduce the risks in your home.

  • Install grab rails on stairs and in bathrooms.
  • Get rid of rugs and electrical cords on the floor, which you can easily trip over.
  • Make sure halls, stairways, walkways, and porches are well lit.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with flat heels and non-slip soles.
  • Have non-slip mats in the bathroom.

The Irish Osteoporosis Society is the national expert on osteoporosis.

Support and advice are just a phone call away. You can ring the national helpline on (01) 637 5050. The helpline is open from 9.30 am to 4.45 pm Monday to Friday. Or email us at info@localhost.

We are here to help.